Ogimaawabiitong would like to send a huge Miigwetch to our Elders and Knowledge Keepers for sharing their wealth of information for our youth across Treaty #3, and to our staff and volunteers who helped to make the 2023 Fall Harvest possible.
Another special Miigwetch to our Drummers and emcee Gary Smith for hosting the three-day celebration, and our Cultural Team members Danika Crow, Crystal Morrison, AJ White, and Patrice Seymour.
“It’s an honor to bring our communities together,” explains Danika Crow, Cultural Services Manager with KCA. “The Cultural Team makes me so proud, the dedication and healing they bring to our people is so greatly appreciated.”
“When you have a team with the same goals of wanting our way of life to be brought forward in a respectful and loving way, it brings that sense of healing, pride and peace to our people. The more we share/teach and acknowledge our way of life, the stronger our people become,” she adds.
“The youth learning and connecting with our elders and land is critical for the generations to come. It teaches us who we are as Anishinaabeg. Our gatherings are what we need to remain as one, I am so grateful to have the support of our elders to continue our healing,
“A special shout out to our Knowledge Keepers, Ronnie P McDonald, Norm and Cherise Campbell, James McDonald, Paul Hartlieb, Mandy White, Jesse, Travis, Tanis, Natasha and Roy Tom, Dieter Sainnawap and Jyles Copenace,” Crow adds.
We’re looking forward to the fourth annual Fall Harvest in 2024!
The Fall Harvest was also made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities through Arts and Heritage funding, as well as support from the Peter Gilgan Foundation’s Indigenous Youth Grant program. We send a huge Miigwetch to our partners for allowing us to host such special celebrations, and we are so grateful for their support.