“STILL NOT IDLE” Gathering – All Welcome – Jan 26 and 27

“STILL NOT IDLE” Gathering – All Welcome
Bear River First Nation (L’sitkuk)

Place : Multi Purpose Building
Dates: Jan. 26th and 27th 2013

Opening Ceremony  – 10:00am Saturday
Closing Ceremony ~3:00pm Sunday

A chance for our community, along with friends and neighbours, to gather, talk about ecological and cultural issues, participate in workshops, share food, sing/dance together, and share our voices about how to plan for the next seven generations. Bring your drums/rattles, regalia, medicines, food, and good cheer.


9:30am greet and meet
10:00 Opening ceremony (welcoming, drumming/singing/dancing, sharing circles)
12:00 Potluck Lunch
1:00 Listening to Our Elders (Open Mic for Elders)
2:00 Panel discussion about Bill C-38 and C-45 and their relationships to environment/community
3:00 World Café / Sharing Circles
5:00 Potluck Supper Feast
6:00 “Our Voices” (Stage open for music, storytelling, spoken word – hosted by shalan; with special guests Ashley Moffat, Terry Wilkins, Kadijah, and more)
8:00pm Sharing/Closing circle and giving thanks for the day

9:30 am greet and meet
10:00 Opening ceremony
11:00 All Nations Drum Circle (hosted by Kadijah)
12:00 Potluck Lunch / Feast (with speaker: Professor Patti Doyle-Bedwell)
~ then more drumming and dancing
~1:30 Give-away
– then closing ceremonies

* We will need volunteers for kitchen help, clean-ups, drumming, Open Mic, etc. Please leave your name with shalan and a possible time you are available. Or simply jump in when someone is needed.

*Lunches and Saturday supper will be group Potlucks. Happy Mid-Winter Feast!

*There will be a youth-run healthy options canteen for more snacks and beverages. Profits will go towards youth activities, such as recreation.

*A closing give-away blanket will be planned. In keeping with ancestral traditions of redistributing resources, feel free to bring food, other resources, or a home-made item, etc, to place on the blanket for someone else to receive.


Things to Bring/ Not to Bring:

– Please bring some food to share with others; each meal is potluck. Also juices or snacks also welcome. We will provide coffee and tea.
– Please bring your own travel mug and re-useable water bottle, if possible.
– We welcome people bringing their drums/rattles, regalia, etc.
– Bring your Elder!
– Bring a gift to give to someone else during the gathering or to place on the give-away blanket.

We are trying to run a cultural event that holds high environmental standards as well:
– Please DON’T bring styrofoam or disposable plastic utensils or plates. We have washable dishes at the Center.
– Please DON’T bring bottled water.
– Please DON’T bring alcohol or other inappropriate materials/substances.

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