Mark your Calendars and Come and help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Library at Neyaashiinigmiing!!
Miissa ashahgo ingodwak sa biboon wayeshkag maanda agindaasowigamik maanpi Neyaashiinigmiing!
September 27-29, 2013- the NINDA-KIKAENDJIGAE-WIGAMMIK Public Library is inviting you to take part in “Celebrating Knowledge Keeping” the 100th Anniversary Celebration at Neyaashiinigmiing (formerly Cape Croker), Ontario, home of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.
Festivities will begin with an opening reception Friday September 27th at 7 p.m. at the Community Centre followed by film and video screenings by or about Saugeen Ojibway Nation members, including Duke Redbird and others. Special guest will be Metis filmmaker Shane Belcourt who will screen his feature film "Tkaronto" and discuss filmmaking as an Indigenous director/screenwriter.
Saturday will feature local arts demonstrations and workshops, children’s activities, and storytelling by Basil Johnston. At 1 p.m. in the Community Centre , they will be launching and going live with a new web based public catalogue.
Saturday evening will begin with a community feast at 5 p.m. at the Community Centre followed by an evening showcasing the art, music, and poetry of the Saugeen Ojibway Territories, including Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Gentlemen Sound Goods, Jacques and the Shakey Boys, and Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm.
Sunday features workshops focusing on the history of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, a visual art exhibit, and a mini pow wow. Live art by Native Visions Productions will be featured throughout the weekend.
Please join Neyaashiinigmiing as they proudly celebrate the richness of their community's arts and culture. Tell your friends and family. It will be an amazing weekend of activities that will showcase the talents of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation!