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Nogojiwanong Reconciliation Gathering


The 2nd annual Nogojiwanong Reconciliation Gathering will be held on Friday, May 31, from 10 am-7 pm, in Confederation Park and the Armouries, in Peterborough-Nogojiwanong. This Youth Program and Community Celebration commemorates the 4th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action. For Vendor, Booth, Artist, or Workshop registration, contact:
Free Event. Rain location: Peterborough Armouries, west of Confederation Park. Volunteers are needed ! Sign up at

Special Guests: D.N.A. Stage, Red Path Singers & Dancers, Nogojiwanong FC Drum, Hiawatha Youth Dancers, Curve Lake Youth Dancers, Dewe'iganag Nagamog Singers, Missy Knott, Janet McCue, Taylor Merrick, Jacques Graveline, Suzanne Smoke, Hilary Wear, Irish Millie, Shadi

Logo Design by PACE@PCVS art students Ed Henderson and Anastasia Shirenko.

Youth Program:
9:30 - 10 am Registration
10:00 - 10:15 Opening Prayer and Welcome Song
10:15 - 11:15 Student Workshops 1 and 2
11:15 - 11:45 Picnic Lunch
11:45 - 1:00 Drum Circle (open to the public)
1:00 - 2:00 Student Workshops 3 and 4
2:00 - 2:15 Water Song and Closing Prayer
2:15 - 2:30 Departure of Student Groups

Community Event:
3-5 pm Blanket Exercise (open to the public)
5-7 pm Community Potluck and Music Celebration (open to the public)
Special Guests: Missy Knott, Dewe'iganag Nagamog Singers, Suzanne Smoke, Jacques Graveline, Taylor Merrick, Hilary Wear, Irish Millie

Workshop Themes and Presenters
Our Relationships with Land and Water: KWIC & TRACKS Oshkwazin Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, Adventure in Understanding Map Game with Glen Caradus, (Camp Kawartha/Rotary Peterborough-Kawartha)
Building Relationships and Wellness: Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Quilt, Constable Mark Lafrance of the Ontario Provincial Police Indigenous Policing Bureau, Gender Journeys (CMHA), Anishinaabemowin (Language Learning with Shannon Kimewon)
Learning from the Drum, Singers, and Dancers: Red Path Singers, D.N.A. Stage, Hiawatha Youth Dancers, Curve Lake Singers and Youth Dancers, Missy Knott, Janet McCue, Taylor Merrick, Jacques Graveline, Irish Millie
Learning from Artists: Beading with Kathy, Like It R.Knott, PACE@PCVS art student.

Vendors: Kathy 's 1 Stop, Like It R.Knott, Portraits By Rae, Three Suns & One Moon, WICK-IT

Information Booths: Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, Peterborough Native Learning Program, Lovesick Lake Women's Association, KWIC, OPIRG,

Sponsors: Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, LEAP Peterborough, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, Peterborough Armouries, KWIC, City of Peterborough, Nish-Tees, PVNCCDSB, KPRDSB, Public Energy, PACE, KawarthaNOW, Peterborough Inn and Suites,

OPIRG Peterborough is providing dishes through their waste-reduction program (Green Dishes) designed to eliminate the need for disposable dishes at community and campus events in the Peterborough/Nogojiwanong area. Contact:


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