Crawford Lake Conservation Area is pleased to present an Anishinaabe Teachings workshop led by noted speaker, artist, musician, activist and educator, Eddy Robinson on Saturday, January 30 from 2 until 4 p.m.
Join us in the Deer Clan Longhouse, a stunning modern space located within a reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian Village, to learn how traditional ways can be practiced in an urban world. Learn about the importance of the teachings of the drum and of song in building strength and community for Anishinaabe people and all Canadians. A light tea will also be served.
This workshop offers the opportunity spend an afternoon learning about our collective history while joining in on music and traditions that enrich the soul.
“Through stories and song, Eddy works towards a day when the power of knowledge, inclusiveness and sharing of First Nations cultures helps our nation and all its’ people become connected and stronger.”
~ Wab Kinew
Tickets for the January 30 workshop at Crawford Lake are $45 per person (plus HST), you can purchase tickets online through the event listing by clicking here.
For more information on this event and all the other happenings at Conservation Halton Parks visit the events calendar; to find out about recreational programs and services, go to the Halton Parks website.
About Eddy Robinson, Indigenous Speaker, Artist, Musician & Activist
Born to the Missanabie Cree First Nation, but born and raised in Toronto, Eddy Robinson didn’t enjoy an easy childhood as an Anishinaabe youth in the big city. His father a Residential School survivor left the family when he was just three years old and he subsequently endured years of abuse from an alcoholic parent. It was during these early years that he was first exposed to a heritage that he now credits with saving his life.
Eventually ending up in the care of his grandparents, Eddy found himself on the same path of violence and addiction that dominated his childhood. He credits a Catholic priest at the Native Peoples Parish In Toronto for first encouraging him to seek out his roots. He pointed Robinson to a traditional Anishinaabe Vision Quest/Fasting ceremony that would begin his journey towards sobriety. The power of the Dewegun (Drum) has opened the door to other aspects of his culture. A member of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Eddy established his First Nations owned and operated business Morningstar River in 2007 to address the societal need for Indigenous education and displays of authentic culture. Eddy is a noted Anishinaabe artist, musician, activist and educator, and is a member of the National Speakers Bureau.