newayak kisikohk

Star Stories and Learning our Connections to the Stars

We were honored to have respected knowledge holder George Desjarlais, Frog Lake, AB accept the tobacco we offered on behalf of our community members to share about newayak kisikohk (Star Stories and our Connections to the Stars).

We are grateful that he is willing to use this new technology to bring us together and share some of his knowledge with us.

This event will not be recorded.

You must pre-register with Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.ca/x/newayak-kisikohk-star-stories-and-learning-our-connection-to-the-stars-tickets-141995178401 

Land-Based Teaching Using Stories and Traditional Practices

Land-Based Teaching Using Stories and Traditional Practices

With the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the Grande Prairie Aboriginal Circle of Services (GPACOS) is hosting online sessions to ensure community members in the Grande Prairie region and beyond have the opportunity to learn traditional Indigenous cultural teachings through storytelling by Elders/Knowledge Holders.

Please join us for land-based teachings using stories and traditional practices with respected Elder Leonard Cardinal of Thunderbird Inc.

This will not be recorded.

We would ask people to sign in from 6:45pm -7:00pm, so we are all ready to start right at 7:00 pm.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE WITH EVENTBRITE

kiskeyihtamowin

Introduction to Cree Teachings Regarding Smudging and Protocols

kiskeyihtamowin – Intro to Cree Teachings Regarding Smudging and Protocols with respected Traditional Knowledge Holder, George Desjarlais, Frog Lake. This is open to everyone.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

February 14, Annual Women’s March for MMIWG2S (originates from Vancouver, BC)

The first women’s memorial march was held in 1992 in response to the murder of a woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

The women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered women and all women’s lives lost in the Downtown Eastside. Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women from the DTES still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss. Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these tragedies or the systemic nature of gendered violence, poverty, racism, or colonialism.

This event is organized and led by women in the DTES because women – especially Indigenous women – face physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual violence on a daily basis. The February 14th Women’s Memorial March is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters, remember the women who are still missing, and to dedicate ourselves to justice.

Please visit the following site for more information;

https://womensmemorialmarch.wordpress.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/womensmemorialmarch

February 11, 2021 Moosehide Campaign Day

It started as a movement from Indigenous and non-Indigenous men who wanted to stand up against violence towards Indigenous women and children. Wearing the moose hide patch shows your dedication and commitment to protect and respect the women and children in your life.

The Moose Hide campaign was started by Paul Lacerte and his daughter Raven while moose hunting just off the highway in response to the number of women who have gone missing along Highway 16, otherwise called the Highway of Tears.

“We were cleaning up the moose and we had been talking about, this idea of the Highway of Tears and how crazy it is. And I have four visibly Indigenous daughters and I was ‘Geez, I really don’t want that to happen to them.’ So what can we do?”

This year, The campaign moves to a virtual event with speakers and workshops. Click here to take part

“Indigenous women are three times more likely to experience domestic violence than non-Indigenous women, and three times more likely than non-Indigenous women to be killed by someone they know, too many have been murdered or are missing. It is time for us to change this”