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October 24, 2016
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Aboriginal Awareness Week - Brantford Campus

Aboriginal Awareness events on the Brantford Campus will occur from March 6th until the 8th and will include:

Traditional Tuesday 

Tuesday, March 6th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the RAC-W lounge.

On that day Six Nations Social Singers will come into host a community social that everyone is welcome to watch, learn or participate in and is a celebration of Haudenosaunee Social Dances and Songs.   We hope to host a smoke dance competition as well. 

Wednesday's Artist Showcase

Wednesday, March 7th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the RAC-W lounge

We will be hosting a showcase of local aboriginal musicians and contemporary artwork.  The music will be a mix of Country, R&B, Blues, Hip Hop and Spoken Word performances. All local aboriginal artists are invited to showcase both original and cover music or display their work at the booths which will be set up in the same space.  The entire community is invited to come and listen and experience the sounds and styles of our contemporary artists and artisans.

Variety of performers throughout the day, the opportunity is there to "meet" the artists

Therapeutic Thursday

Thursday, March 8th between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Aboriginal Student Centre (111 Darling Street)

There will be Healers and energy workers on site who will offer their services free of charge to the public.  People can make an appointment for Reiki, Reflexology or Life Readings.  To schedule a FREE appointment the public is asked to contact Audrey Anger via email or they can send a text to Audrey at 519-770-6840 or Bonnie at 519-717-3411.  First come, first served.

There will also be an opportunity to buy natural medicines and teas for any number of everyday maladies and to speak with knowledgeable elders and people who work with gathering and growing your own food and medicines.  

At all three events there will be FREE fantastic food and refreshments throughout the day!

For more information, contact Bonnie at ext. 5884 

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