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DWF LIVE: Storytime with Métis Santa
Thursday, December 21
11:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM MT | 2:00 PM ET | 3:00 PM AT | 3:30 PM NT
All ages welcome. Recommended for elementary school students.
Métis Santa is a lot like the Santa most children in Canada are familiar with, but instead of a belt, gloves, and boots, Métis Santa wears a sash, mittens, and moccasins.
Join Métis Santa (Lloyd Gwin) as he reads a story and then takes questions from students about Métis Christmas.
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DWF LIVE with Toronto Métis Jiggers
Recommended for all ages
Learn more about the history of Métis jigging this Métis Week with the Toronto Métis Jiggers! Métis jigging is a syncretic style of dance that combines the rhythm and footwork of First Nations dancing with European step dancing. It is a lively and fast-paced dance guided by the sound of the fiddle; the staple instrument in Métis music. On Thursday, November 16, at 2pm ET, join Alicia, Megan and Teagan from the Toronto Métis Jiggers as they share teachings on Métis history and culture through live fiddle music and interactive dance lessons. Sign up for a camera spot for a chance to meet the group and get jigging!
DWF LIVE with Zoey Roy: Carrying the Oral Tradition through Spoken Word
Recommended for grade 1 to adult.
Through a guided writing meditation, participants will write and express their love for their ancestors and the land they live on. Then, for those willing, everyone will get a chance to share and listen to their neighbours. This exercise is based on Cree-Dene and Michif knowledge and wisdom learned by facilitator Zoey Roy.
DWF LIVE with Bernie Francis
Friday, October 20
11:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM MT | 1:00 PM CT | 2:00 PM ET |3:00 PM AT | 3:30 PM NT
Recommended for all ages (junior kindergarten to adult)
Join Mi’kmaw Elder and Linguist Dr. Bernie Francis as he talks about where Mi’kmaw fits in the Indigenous language world. He will also share his language with us through his music.
DWF LIVE with the Wenjacks
Recommended for high school, post-secondary, and adults (grades 9+).
Join us in conversation with Chanie Wenjack’s sisters, Pearl Achneepineskum, Daisy Munroe, and Evelyn Baxter and Chanie’s niece, Harriet Visitor as they visit with students at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, ON. The sisters will share stories about their brother and ways they are positively impacting community through health and education.
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