Oakville returns virtual series that celebrates Indigenous culture, community


Published November 2, 2022 at 11:36 am

The Town of Oakville is partnering with Grandmother’s Voice again to present Planting our Seeds 2.0: Resurgence of the Indigenous Voice. PLANTING OUR SEEDS IMAGE

The Town of Oakville is bringing back a popular virtual series to continue discussions about Indigenous history, culture and community.

The Town has once again partnered with Grandmother’s Voice, which celebrates the diversity of Indigenous education across the country, to present Planting our Seeds 2.0: Resurgence of the Indigenous Voice.

This series, which launched in 2021 as an eight-week virtual program, celebrates Indigenous culture and community, as well as encourages critical discussions about historical and contemporary issues facing Indigenous Peoples.

Led by local urban Indigenous leaders, the first virtual session of Planting our Seeds 2.0 begins Wednesday, Nov. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. to coincide with Treaties Recognition Week.

The free series will begin with speaker Faith Hale opening up conversation about treaties as well as discussing the current climate of Urban Indigenous Voices and matters within Halton and the province.

It will continue every Wednesday throughout November using the Zoom online platform from noon to 1:30 p.m., with an in-person session beginning at the orange crosswalk in downtown Oakville at Thomas and Church streets on Wednesday, Dec. 14 (time to be determined) to offer authentic insight into Indigenous peoples perspectives and experiences both locally and globally.

Speakers include Grandmother Renee, Chandra Maracle, residential school survivor Robbie (Roberta) Hill and Dawn Hill.

Planting our Seeds program themes include:

  • Land and Treaty Acknowledgement
  • Examining the current state of urban Indigenous members of the community
  • Community discussion around the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
  • The resurgence of Indigenous voice, resiliency and culture
  • Seeking reciprocity, community accountability and responsibility

Residents can visit here to register for the program.

Residents can watch the 2021 Planting our Seeds program  on YouTube or visit Indigenous Culture and Community page to learn more.

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