Niiganni-Gichigami Gratitude Walk and Festival

On June 8, 2018, express gratitude and learn about Niigaani-gichigami (Lake Ontario). Festival will include live music, food, artistic activities for all ages, and more! All are welcome.

Event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Sherbourne Street Waterfront. There will be a Water Ceremony by Wanda Whitebird and prayers from diverse faith traditions.

At 8 p.m., a Community BBQ will take place at St. James Park, King and Church St. 

Event organized by the Niigaani-gichigami Collective, Toronto Urban Native Ministry, and St. James Cathedral

We will also be hosting two lectures leading up to the Gratitude Walk and Festival. On Wednesday May 16th at 6:30 p.m. we will gather for a free light supper, followed by a lecture by Anishnaabe Elder Nancy Rowe titled "Living Gratitude: Traditional Anishnaabe Teachings on Water." On Thursday May 31st at 6:30 p.m. we will gather to hear from a panel discussion on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Two-Spirit people, and Girls titled "Water/Bodies: Healing Trauma, Celebrating Resilience." Both these events are held in the Cathedral Centre at 65 Church Street and are free and open to the public.