Reclaiming Cultural Identity

Photograph of a two row wampum beltReclaiming Cultural Identity is a program supporting Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe communities in expressing, preserving, developing and reclaiming their identity by promoting their culture, language and heritage.

The foundation of this Niagara Falls Museums & Niagara Regional Native Centre initiative is a series of workshops and socials designed to encourage and enable the participation of the local Indigenous communities as well as members of the non-Indigenous population.

Upcoming Events

Be part of something special this October and November. Three events. Three Saturdays.

In partnership with the Niagara Regional Native Centre the museum is presenting workshops and talks on Wampum Belts, Indigenous Beadwork in Niagara and Creation Stories. Led by Rick Hill (Beaver Clan of the Tuscarora Nation) experts share their wisdom and skill, and attendees participate in creating lasting items.

October 7: WOVEN WORDS – THE MEANING OF WAMPUM BELTS

October 28: Niagara Beadwork, Then and Now

November 18: Creation Story Revisited: Indigenous Artists Reflect Creation Teaching

Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry St., Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 1S9

Every workshop runs from 2:00 – 4:00 on a Saturday.

This program is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees, and for people of all ages. Special programming has been arranged for children in attendance.

If transportation is required from St. Catharines and within Niagara Falls please contact Kevin Hobbs at khobbs@niagarafalls.ca or at 905-356-7521, ext. 5912

Sign up in advance for all three workshops and guarantee yourself a spot!

Photo of Rick Hill presenting in front of a screen

Other Resources

Friendship Centre Newsletters

Niagara Regional Native Centre

Fort Erie Friendship Centre

Free Online Course: Indigenous Canada
The University of Alberta is offering the Massive Open Online Course, Indigenous Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Registration is now open.

 

Events

26
Oct

Media Rebels Fall Film Series - Network

Network (Sidney Lumet 1976) 2 hrs. 1 min.

27+
Oct

Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours (Multiple dates)

These tours offer a unique opportunity to discover Niagara Falls through a night-time visit to one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada.

28
Oct

Reclaiming Cultural Identity: Workshop #2 Niagara Beadwork, Then and Now

Find out how the Niagara Region’s Indigenous beadwork became so distinct, starting in the 19th century.

2
Nov

Community Yoga Series

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class.

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