February 04, 2023

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At Maadaadizi (“begin a journey,” in Ojibwe) be inspired by Indigenous art.

The featured sunset event, ‘The Great Chief Star’ is an original 45 minute journey into Indigenous cosmology. This original work is led by visual artist Jason Baerg and includes Santee Smith, Erin Fortier, J-S Gauthier, Michael Red and Tanya Tagaq on a futuristic mission to heal water.

Afternoon family activities include the All Our Relations Métis Women’s Drum Circle, Nimkii Osawamick and hoop dancing, Friends of the Rouge Watershed, Parks Canada Environmental talks and Lantern Making with Red Pepper Spectacle Arts. Culinary arts by: Tea N Bannock.

Located near Rouge Hill Go Station, free transport options include First Story Toronto Shuttles and a Cycle Toronto Community Ride. (Please RSVP + more info below.)

Free. Spend the day at the Beach. Bring sunscreen, a swimsuit, water and a light coat for the evening. Light your lantern creation and be a part of the Sunset Performance!

First Story Tour / Free Shuttle Service:
Explore Indigenous History of Toronto with First Story’s Storytellers on a shuttle to the event.
Pickup location: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road (across from Spadina Stn.)
Free tour shuttle service (buses depart every hour) from 1pm to 7pm
RSVP: http://firststorytour.eventbrite.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/601875133248619/
For more info: brianpmaclean@gmail.com .

Join Cycle Toronto in a Community Bicycle Ride to the Event:
Meeting Point: 4:30 pm at Sweet Pete’s at Evergreen Brick Works
Music by Tune Your Ride. Free.
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/CycleTorontoTour
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1736007033293420

Indigenous Food Vendors Featuring:
Tea N Bannock: http://www.teanbannock.ca

Directions / Google Map & Parking:
195 Rouge Hills Dr., Toronto ON, M5H 2N2 https://goo.gl/maps/ttyuq
Parking at Rouge Hill GO Station & West Rouge Community Centre (270 Rouge Hills Drive)

French Translation:

Noon to 3:30 PM – Environmental Talks, Parks Canada
Noon to 4:45 PM – Drumming, Singing and Hoop Dance Workshops
2:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Lantern Making Workshop
8:00 to 8:30 PM – Opening Songs with Cheryl L’HIrondelle & Friends and Special Guests
8:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Music Composition, Michael Red
9:00 to 9:45 PM – “The Great Chief Star” ~ Featured Sunset Presentation featuring Tanya Tagaq and Santee Smith.

Flyer / Postcard
Flyer Side 1 – http://tinyurl.com/Maadaadizi1
Flyer Side 2 – http://tinyurl.com/Maadaadizi2

Pan Am Path Art Relay Recap Video
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Also a special shout out to Toronto Pearson for providing free ice cream at all events! (While supplies last.)

Explore Toronto Through The Pan Am Path
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More Videos / Path TV: https://vimeo.com/panampath
Full Event Map & Calendar: http://panampath.org/events.shtml
Path Music & Map App: http://www.panampath.org/wp.shtml?f=downloadapp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/panampath
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/panampath/
Press: http://panampath.org/wp.shtml?f=media
Hashtags: #PanAmPath #ArtRelay

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MUSKRAT Magazine

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

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