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Cultural Awareness Workshops at Crawford Lake on August 22 and 29, 2015

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Crawford Lake Conservation Area is pleased to present a series of workshops led by Anishinaabe artist, musician, activist and educator, Eddy Robinson. Finish off your summer with a truly unique and enlightening experience!

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.

Choose from three workshop themes; Anishinaabe Drum Teachings, Anishinaabe Songs, or Urban Indigenous Ways of Knowing, or join us for all three. These workshops offer the opportunity spend an evening 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 (Canadian hip hop musician, broadcaster, and university administrator)

Saturday, August 22
  • Anishinaabe Drum Teachings, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Urban Indigenous Ways of Knowing, 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 29
  • Anishinaabe Songs, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Urban Indigenous Ways of Knowing, 7 to 9 p.m.

Workshops tickets are $25 per person (+HST). For more information or to register visit the Conservation Halton Events Calendar and click on the event.

About Eddy Robinson, Indigenous Artist, Musician, Activist & Educator

Eddy Robinson is Anishinabe (Ojibway/Cree) and a member of the Crane Clan, a leadership clan for the Anishinabek. Born and raised in Toronto, he is a First Nation citizen of the Missanabie Cree First Nation. It was in the city that he found his cultural identity and got in touch with his spirituality through spending time with Traditional Healers and Elders visiting Toronto. Over the past 20 years, Eddy has worked in Indigenous communities throughout Ontario, striving to improve the quality of life for his people. Eddy has evolved into a noted Anishinaabe artist, musician, activist and educator, and is a member of the National Speakers Bureau.