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Monday, May 12, 2014

Weekly Events

Wednesday May 14, 2014-1pm- National Day of Resistance in Ottawa, Ontario
Concerning First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (FNCFNEA)
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Contraband Tobacco Act: taxation on-reserve

If you can't make it to Ottawa please try to coordinate your own event at your nearest Service Canada Building.

Wednesday May 14, 2014- 1:30pm-5pm-Indigenous Music of Non:wa (NOW) Workshop with Grammy Nominated Musician and Educator Dawn Avery. 209 Victoria (Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital) Toronto. Proceeds are part of the 2nd annual fundraiser in support to Well Living House; action research centre for Indigenous infant, child and family health.
Workshop tickets are only $125.00 OR $200.00 includes
workshop and Spirit Moon event and performance that
evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Wednesday May 14, 2014-6-8pm-Full Moon Ceremony w/ Grandmother Pauline Shirt @ the Native Canadian Centre. This Ceremony was performed by Anishinaabe Women/Grandmothers and is a women’s ceremony. This knowledge has been passed down through generations and acknowledges our role as women and the responsibility we have with the water. This ceremony is open to all women of nations and cultures. Please bring your skirt, water and tobacco.

Location: Talking Room & Sacred Fire For more information contact the Cultural Department 416-964-9087 X308.

Wednesday May 14, 2014- 6:30pm-2nd Annual Fundraiser for Spirit Moon-Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8

Support an action research centre for Indigenous infant, child and family health. Join counsel of Grandparents' member Jan Kahehti:io Longboat as she shares full moon ceremony teachings. Digital stories screening of cutting edge scientific innovation in Indigenous knowlege translation research and practice. Share in the vision of Well Living House: to see every Indigenous infant born into a context that promotes health and wellbeing. Evening will be hosted by celebrated actor, MD and deputy health officer for Aboriginal Health in BC, Dr Evan Adams. Special performance will be given by Grammy nominated Cellist, Composer and Educator, Dawn Avery

Wednesday May 14, 2014-12:30pm OLI-Outside Looking In (Matinee Performance for Youth and School Groups) Want to bring a group of youth to our performance in May?
Our matinee is for youth and their chaperones (ages 4-18) Come and cheer on our OLI performers as they perform the latest dance moves!
Tickets available at

Thursday May 15, 2014-7pm- Old & Young and Reckless Together + the Gala
@ Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 9 Trinity Street, Studio 314
Gala Tickets: $50* (w/ $25 charitable tax receipt)
*includes admission to the Thursday OYRT show

May 15-17, 8pm
@ Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 9 Trinity Street, Studio 313
Tickets: $25 / $22 CADA, student, senior *regular priced tickets are also available on May 15th
To purchase your tickets:
Call: 416.504.6429 x.30
Online: and click "Older & Reckless Buy Tickets"

Saturday May 24, 2014-5:30pm-9:00pm- Violence No More @ the Native Canadian Centre-Join No More Silence Families of Sisters in Spirit and The Native Youth Sexual Health Network to discuss community based responses to violence with Sarah Hunt and Maryanne Pearce and others to be announced soon!

Join us in community to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and on the path of decolonization towards a world free of global oppression!

Thanks to the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto for supporting our application to the New College Initiatives Fund and the Principal's Initiative Fund!

Big thanks to the Groundswell fund for your support!

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