News and Upcoming Events
Upcoming Meeting Dates
PADDLE & PARADE PARTY
SAT. SEPTEMBER 16, 12 - 7 PM
12:00 PADDLE Barbers Lake from Anderson Heritage Farm
From the natural amphitheatre on the shore
Led by our Algonquin Allies, including:
- Pipe ceremony
- Birch bark canoe
2:30 PARADE the Highland Line
From the Anderson Heritage Farm to Wheelers Pancake House
- Led by a Piper
- 2km long procession
- Walk, cycle, ATV, or drive
3:30 PERFORMANCES at Wheelers Maple
On an outdoor stage, featuring:
- Long Sault Trio
- Highlighted musical performers
- Prominent guest speakers
With a special guest appearance by Sarah Harmer
5:30 PICNIC with Pancakes and more
Explore the venue at Wheelers Maple
- Enjoy some food
- Visit our information tables
Event will wrap up around 7pm
Bring your own lawn chair
Pre-register to paddle at friendsoflanarkhighlands.org (bring your own paddle board, kayak or canoe and PFD)
Location: Anderson Heritage Farm, Anderson Lane
Wheelers Maple, 1001 Highland Line
An update about Truth and Reconciliation Project Art Exhibition
First and foremost, a huge “Thank you!” for taking this ride with us! We are about one month away from the Truth exhibition, so it is becoming very exciting!
Attached are the Art Gallery of Bancroft(AGB) Press Release, the Curatorial Statement and the artwork for the invitations (they will be printed double sided so that both show invitations are on the same card). Opening reception for each exhibit will feature the Shawashkong Ikwe Drumming Singers (shawashkong - Google Search) from the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini community, and some wonderful Indigenous food. Please try to attend the opening reception if you can as people will be interested in meeting you and asking you questions about your work, and I’d love for all of you to meet each other! Also, please feel welcome to attend both openings. I want us to all connect! The AGB is a very friendly, relaxed environment, so you will enjoy being there
Share this information with your family, friends, social media contacts or appropriate groups, and of course, any media contacts. We want there to be a buzz! If they can’t make the opening reception, encourage people to go any other day of the show. We are also working on hosting artist talks, curator talks, class tours, etc. etc. during each exhibition.
Follow the AGB website: Art Gallery of Bancroft - Home ( artgallerybancroft.ca )
FaceBook page: (1) Facebook
and Instagram account: @artgalleryofbancroft
and share, share, share. We all need to talk this up to help make it the best show we can.
I will be posting images over the next several months on my personal FB account : (1) Facebook and on my Algonquin Native Artists page. Again, I encourage you all to share and spread the message wherever you can. And of course there are likely to be a few more emails from me as well.
Again, we thank you for your effort and involvement in what we hope will be a turning point in our regional and national stories of Truth and Reconciliation.
Robin, Rocky and Molly
American Eel Conservation Workshop
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) Consultation Office, in partnership with Shared Value Solutions, are extending an invitation to Algonquin community members and staff to participate in a virtual workshop on the American eel ("pimizì" in the Algonquin language). The workshop will highlight the life history, distribution, cultural and ecological significance of American eel, threats and challenges the American Eel currently face, past and present recovery actions in the Ottawa River ("Kichi-Sìbì" in the Algonquin language) watershed and beyond, and how members can get involved in eel conservation efforts.
The goal of this workshop is to raise awareness within our Algonquin communities on the status of American eel and to increase advocacy for the protection and recovery of this important species.
This online/virtual workshop will take place on Thursday, September 28th, 2023 from 12:30pm – 4:30pm via Microsoft Teams.
To register, please contact Sharleen LaValley, the AOO’s American Eel Project Technician, with your name and email address at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 22, 2023. A workshop agenda and link to join the event will follow.
This opportunity is posted on the Tanakiwin website under,
Ryan Rattenbury (He/Him)
Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office
31 Riverside Drive, Suite 101
Pembroke, ON K8A 8R6
Phone: 613-735-3759 Ex. 200
Here are the dates:
Sept 17th ................................Hybrid (12 noon in Plevna and 1pm on Zoom)
Oct 15th ................................Hybrid (12 noon in Plevna and 1pm on Zoom)
Nov 19th ................................Hybrid (12 noon in Plevna and 1pm on Zoom)
No meeting in December*
*The login ID for ZOOM meetings is 6136473355 and the passcode is 3355. All in person meetigs begin online at 1pm*