Wednesday September 21 (Jane and Eglinton)
In this "Indigenize or Die" session, we will celebrate Equinox ceremonially in a fire circle, and engage in dialogue together with the indigenous women of Naadmaagit Ki Group (NKG, Helping the Earth) on what it means to re-indigenize. This will be our last session under the open sky at the Emmett Garden this year.
Since Doug Anderson helped lead "Indigenize or Die" in our April session we have gradually deepened and broadened our relationship with the NKG community along the Humber River. Some of us have helped on the land. There has been sharing of food and conversation.
For this session we have invited the women of the NKG community to help mark the turn of the seasons and also to share with us about what reindigenizing with this land means to them. Together we will seek to deepen our understanding of the cycles and what this season means, pray for the earth and the people, and connect to Earth, Sky and all of creation.
We hope to deepen our relationships with the women from NKG, listen to their experience as they have begun to reconnect to the land, and as the Indigenize or Die community (most of whom aren’t indigenous to this land), consider what it means to re-indigenize, de-colonize, and re-connect with our Mother.
4:00-6:30 pm (if you can): work session in the garden/by the Humber river: digging, conversing, planting, joking, listening, learning with NKG
6:30-7:30 potluck picnic
7:30-9:30 pm: Fire Circle ceremony and dialogue
$15 suggested donation to cover travel and other expenses of our guest hosts.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
LOCATION: 101 Emmett Avenue (near Jane and Eglinton).
Accessible by TTC via buses from Jane Station, Eglinton Station and York University. Check the TTC Trip Planner or Google Maps for directions. Emmett Avenue runs North off of Eglinton, West of Jane.
There's a big sign at Eglinton and Emmett saying West Park Health Centre. Turn N on Emmett and go down the hill. Stop at the first parking lot on your left, There is a children's playground across the street on the right. The communal garden is behind a fence just South of the playground, and North of the public washrooms.
Note that the parking lot closes at 9 pm.
- A water bottle
- your own plate, cup and utensils
- a potluck picnic dish to share
- lawn chair and/or blanket if possible
Wear long pants and shoes with socks if you're coming to help out, as there’s some poison ivy and worse…