Indigenous Healing Circle and Building Relationships, Awen’ Gathering Place

On Orange Shirt Day, September 30th, Inuk Muckpaloo Ipeelie has organized a gathering to be held at the Awen’ Gathering Place specifically for members of the Indigenous community. This will include a sacred fire that will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Wah’chek and Elder James Kewaquom who will host a healing circle.

At 6:45 p.m., the non-Indigenous community is encouraged to join in unity, and listen to poetry from Jillian Morris who is Kanien’kehá:k, followed by Muckpaloo Ipeelie, who will share her stories and experiences as an Inuk woman, continuing to encourage others to join the journey of Reconciliation .  The public portion of this ceremony will finish with sending flowers into the water as a community

Each of these initiatives celebrates different aspects of Indigenous ways of being which is part of Reconciliation, while also offering opportunities to learn the truth of Canada’s past with Indigenous people.

For more information, contact:

Christa Carter
Manager, Public Relations & Communications
T. 705-445-1030 Ext. 3274

Jennifer Parker
Coordinator, Community Well-being & Inclusion
T. 705-445-2500 ext. 3260


September 30, 2022 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Contact Information:
Jennifer Parker