Ginawaydaganuc - Strengthening Our Connections
Ginawaydaganuc is a project hosted by Plenty Canada that consists of twelve ongoing workshops held at Plenty Canada once per month in accordance with the seasons. The workshops will teach Algonquin arts and culture, led by members of Algonquin 2 and a few other Indigenous knowledge keepers. Workshops will be led and closed with ceremony.
All workshops will be linked through sharing Algonquin language (Omàmiwininìmowin) and ceremony with community members from different communities.Many of the workshops include:
The workshops will also coincide with the building of an Algonquin-style birch bark canoe by master canoe builder Chuck Commanda.
The project’s main goal is to foster interconnectedness and cultural capacity development among Indigenous community members in the area, by bringing people from different communities in the Ottawa valley together for cultural learning and arts-based workshops. It will also involve cross-cultural educational activities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, youth and adults living locally, to promote the spirit of reconciliation.