Sat, May 18 Mon, May 20

Tipi Showcase: Storytelling

from Tkaronto, Ontario

Join the Toronto Council Fire Storytellers inside a Tipi where families can learn about traditional teachings, culture and ceremonies gathered around a sacred fire. 

Listen and Learn
all ages

part of JUNIOR

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sat, May 18 Mon, May 20

Tipi Showcase: Storytelling

from Tkaronto, Ontario

Join the Toronto Council Fire Storytellers inside a Tipi where families can learn about traditional teachings, culture and ceremonies gathered around a sacred fire. 

Listen and Learn
all ages

part of JUNIOR

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

Bajiishkaa-ogan enkaamigaag 

Miimaampii waanje kinoomowendwaa eshkeniigjig naandaan Bajiishka-ogenaan giinaakaasaan wiidaang, Miidaash gaywiinwaa daashitoowad bezhig Menikwenjigans daanaakaasnaa-aa, Lakota giibezekaamigad we nooswen Tipi – Bajiishka-ogaan, wiidaang minwaa endaayaang etming, Bgoji Bezheki Meshwegin giinakaasaam yeshkaad, minwaa Wiigwasaatigook, entaam shiigwaa gii jiishkiigegewog gii pkwenesgewog jebwa naakaaswa naandaan Meshwegenoong minwaa wiigwasaadigwan wewenenaa jewiinaagdwendaagosiiyad waadaa-aad gwaandak ChiMnskodeng gaadnaagkiijig Anishnaabeg. Jedaagwa giinsaaksen baangii shpeming wiisaagdaapte minwaa wii saaksing we miikaan Giizhegoong geynowaa gaaneniigaaniijig, Kwe-og giinedaagosiiwog wiipkaamowad wiichigaadeg naandaa Bajiishka -ogenaan. Naanaagoweyin giichigaade chitwa Mskode. 

Do you know where the word  “Tipi” comes from?* 

Listen to a story-teller share teachings about the Tipis: the spirit of the trees and buffalo are intended to protect the individuals and families within, the flap at the top is left open for smoke to escape and according to teachings, kept open to connect the persons inside with the Sky World, and women found the appropriate areas to locate Tipis and build them up for their families and communities.  

The Toronto Council of Fire Culture Centre will be bringing the Native Women Resource Centre Tipi. The Native Women’s Resource Centre (NWRC) was painted by youth in the community and represented the struggles of Indigenous women as well as the violence committed, symbolized by the MMMIWGT2S movement. The strawberry featured on the Tipi is a women’s medicine that reminds us that our healing comes from our culture, ceremonies and collective bonds. 

 *Translated into English from the Lakota peoples, who associate the word with “live in” and “home”.   

About Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre is an autonomous, vibrant cultural agency that involves and serves the Indigenous community with confidence for and commitment to their well-being. The Centre is guided by the use of our good minds to work for peace, harmony, and friendship. By working with the People of the Four Colours and like-minded organizations, we strengthen our cultural exchanges and support positive development in our communities. 

Dates & Times

Sat, May 18
11:30am 12:00pm
2:30pm 3:00pm
4:30pm 5:00pm
Sun, May 19
11:30am 12:00pm
2:30pm 3:00pm
4:30pm 5:00pm
Mon, May 20
11:30am 12:00pm
1:30pm 2:00pm
3:15pm 3:45pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Access Info

Described audio introductory notes are available here, as well as on campus via QR code.

Audio Description

Venue

North Orchard

A setting in the trees at the very north-west end of our campus.

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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