(Re) Creating Our Relationship with Nibi (the Water) Through Art, Story, and Ceremony

Sunday, Apr 15th, 2018 - 10:00 am

Water Walker Tasha Beeds and Artist Micky Renders will facilitate an Anishinaabe-centred space for participants to explore how they can reinforce or create a new relationship with Nibi. Participants will take part in a Water is Life Art Build, interactive Nibi Teachings, an inclusive Water Ceremony and create a Flow Painting. Snacks and all materials will be provided. Space is limited so please sign up early!

To register, please contact cwhipp.ksac@nexicom.net or 7057485901

Speaker Bios:

Tasha Beeds is of nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) ancestry. As a 2nd degree Midewiwin Initiate and a Water Walker, she is dedicated to moving in Ceremony for the Waters and the Earth and for the continual resurgence, revitalization of Indigenous knowledges, thought, and sovereignty./ . Tasha believes Indigenous ways of being in the world hold the keys to collective and individual healing.

Micky Renders is an artist/educator and activist. For over 20 years, Micky has used the arts to rekindle our sense of connection to each other and to the natural world, and explore issues of gender, sexuality, and resiliency, from an eco-feminist perspective. Micky embraces community-based art initiatives as a prevention and healing tool.

Workshop outline:

10:00 am Lighting of Sacred Fire by Firekeeper/ Fire Teachings/Gifting of Semaa

10:30 am Creating Space: Water Is Life Art Build

11:30 am Small Break/Snack

12:00 pm Nibi Teachings/Re-Creation Story/Gifting of Copper Cups

1:00 pm Walk to the River/Water Ceremony/Retrieval of Water and Clay

2:00 pm Re-Creating Our Stories: Working with Clay/Nibi Songs & Teachings

2:45 pm Small Break/Snack

3:00 pm Flow Painting

4:00 pm Closing/Water Song

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, 580 Cameron St., Peterborough