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Jingtamok: The Riverwood Indigenous Social
September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jingtamok: The Riverwood Indigenous Social shines a spotlight on Indigenous arts and history, and gives everyone in Mississauga the chance to interact with Indigenous culture. The free day of festivities will include song and dance, arts and crafts vendors, and guided walks on the trails at Riverwood, where participants can learn about how the area’s Indigenous people first utilized local plant life.
WHAT: A day of free festivities centered on Indigenous culture and history.
WHERE: The Riverwood Conservancy, Chappell Lawn, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga.
WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHO: Presenter and performers include members of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation; Tabitha Shurgold, Cultural Resource Coordinator for The Indigenous Network; Elder Vivian Recollet, Jingtamok Coordinator; All Nations Juniors Big Drum and Women Hand Drummers.
VISUALS: Indigenous song and dance performances
Arts and crafts vendors
Traditional Indigenous attire and musical instruments
· Riverwood is a 150-acre natural space along the Credit River in Mississauga, and home to a wide variety of wildlife including reptiles, amphibians, mammals like coyotes, and more than 150 species of birds.
· The Riverwood Conservancy is a Mississauga-based, volunteer-driven charity that provides programming in environmental conservation, environmental education, and gardening.
· Jingtamok: The Riverwood Indigenous Social is made possible by the Community Foundation of Mississauga.
This event is free to the public. Free parking is available at Riverwood, as well as at the nearby Erindale GO Station. For a full schedule of activities, please visit theriverwoodconservancy.org/jingtamok.