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Summer Solstice 2024

The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, has long been celebrated by many First Nations and Métis as the beginning of summer — the arrival of warm weather and long hours of light. It is a day with spiritual and cultural significance. “It symbolizes a new season of…

The Canadian Library Project

MMAMR is participating in the Canadian Library, a community-engaged art initiative of 8000 books to honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQTIA+ people. Books wrapped in Indigenous-designed fabrics and imprinted with gold-lettered names on the spines pay tribute to the lives lost and the grief suffered by…

The Seven Gifts Opening Ceremony

The Seven Gifts public art installation will officially open! Join us from 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Riverfront Park (320 Spring St., Almonte, ON) for a traditional ceremony including smudging and drumming, children's activities, music, food, and so much more! Everyone is welcome!! Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Drop-in to Sivarulrasa Gallery

September 15th drop-in to Sivarulrasa Gallery (34 Mill St., Almonte, ON) between 5:00pm – 7:00pm to meet the artists, see the wood carvings, and learn about the artistic process! Note: The Seven Gifts exhibition is on from September 15th – October 20th at Sivarulrasa Gallery.

Renewing Our Friendships: Introducing the Seven Gifts

Almonte Old Town Hall 14 Bridge St, Almonte, Ontario, Canada

Come for an evening of learning and inspiration! The Seven Gifts, a Truth and Reconciliation art installation, is going into Riverfront Park. This is your opportunity to meet the artists, and hear about what has inspired them. Experience smudging and a traditional opening ceremony Learn about each of the Seven…

Buskers for Survivors Revisited

Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte, Ontario, Canada

A Fundraiser for Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) Building on the success of last year’s Busking for Survivors, Métis leader/activist/elder Tony Belcourt will again bring together Indigenous and Non-Indigenous buskers, singer/songwriters & recording artists featuring: Special Guest Appearance: Amanda Rheaume; Kevin Schofield – The Tennessee Cree; Dynamic Fiddleground & Aurora…

Algonquin Nation Past and Present: The Land Claim Explained

A unique opportunity to hear Councillor Dan Kohoko from Eganville area’s Pikwakanagan First Nation, describe how the Canadian and Ontario governments apportioned the western Algonquin territory (Ontario’s Ottawa River watershed). Councillor Kohoko is one of 16 Algonquin Negotiation Representatives working with the Canada/Ontario negotiating team on the Algonquin Land Claim.…

Mississippi Mills Shares Overview from MMAMR

Courtesy of the Municipality of Mis The story below was provided to the Municipality of Mississippi Mills by the Mississippi Mills All My Relations group. Mississippi Mills All My Relations is a concerned group of community members living in the area who recognize that we have a responsibility to help restore what was…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation — MMAMR Handout

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Imagine… It’s September and you’re going to a gathering. You’re really looking forward to it and you’ve bought a special outfit for the occasion. With high hopes, you say goodbye to your family and make the long journey to the…

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day: We Are All Treaty People

Treaty of Niagara, 1764 CELEBRATING NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY: WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE How do Treaties Give Us Hope? Elder Larry McDermott, Algonquin from Shabot Obaadjiwan, Executive Director of Plenty Canada and Indigenous Advisor and Lecturer for the University of Guelph, will describe the Treaty Relationship between Canadians and…

Every Child Matters

Thank you to Rik Walton for sending this lovely photo. 1 September 2021 1 September 2021 Almonte, Ontario Thank you to photographer, Rik Walton, for this lovely photo.

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day: We Are All Treaty People

How do Treaties Give Us Hope? Elder Larry McDermott, Algonquin from Shabot Obaadjiwan, Executive Director of Plenty Canada and Indigenous Advisor and Lecturer for the University of Guelph, will describe the Treaty Relationship between Canadians and Indigenous Peoples beginning with the Treaty of Niagara, 1764, and the significance of this…

Algonquin Nation Past and Present: The Land Claim Explained

A unique opportunity to hear Councillor Dan Kohoko from Eganville area’s Pikwakanagan First Nation, describe how the Canadian and Ontario governments apportioned the western Algonquin territory (Ontario’s Ottawa River watershed). Councillor Kohoko is one of 16 Algonquin Negotiation Representatives working with the Canada/Ontario negotiating team on the Algonquin Land Claim.…

Report on January 28 Council Meeting

By Millstone on Feb 01, 2020 05:50 pm More Good Tidings:  The Mississippi Mills Council Meeting on January 28, 2020  by Theresa Peluso I think I may just start looking forward to Council meetings! Those of you who didn’t attend last Tuesday’s meeting missed a truly inspiring experience.  And, apart…

Report on January 28 Council Meeting

by Theresa Peluso I think I may just start looking forward to Council meetings! Those of you who didn’t attend last Tuesday’s meeting missed a truly inspiring experience.  And, apart from the very moving ceremony that Elder Larry McDermott led, the rest of the evening was very civil and productive.…

SAVE THE DATE!

Mississippi Mills All My Relations invites you to join us for an outdoor ecumenical family service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 70 Clyde Street, Almonte, Ontario to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day on Sunday, June 23rd at 3 PM. Algonquin Elder Larry McDermott will speak about Indigenous Spirituality and lead the ceremonial activities. Raven Bright Moon will offer Algonquin drumming and songs. We…

Blanket Exercise

Susan said: “Hello everyone, Here are some photos from the Mississippi Mills All My Relations Blanket Exercise we did on April 6th. Mirelle told us that it was very painful for her to do the exercise with us and could tell that it was painful for us to participate in…

Talking Circle March 10 2018

Mississippi Mills’ All My Relations group held its second Talking Circle on Saturday, March 10, with thanks to St Paul’s Anglican Church, for the use of their downstairs hall. The Talking Circle’s aim was to enhance cross-cultural awareness between Indigenous Canadians and Immigrant Canadians. Fifteen participants came to learn and…

Bear Fox – Songs and Stories

A reflection from Pam Steele... On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Mississippi Mills All My Relations group hosted an Akwesasne Mohawk singer and story teller, Bear Fox. Bear, a nickname she’s had since childhood, led 20 children and 40 adults in traditional and modern Mohawk songs and dances. Using and…

Talking Circle Reflections

On January 27, 2018, MMAMR provided an opportunity for interested folk to gather and share their thoughts and experiences on the theme of renewing our friendships. Here are the reflections of three of the participants. The next opportunity to listen, reflect and share in a knowledge-keeper-led Talking Circle will be…

Moving Towards Healing and Reconciliation: The Basics

Saturday January 13 was bitterly cold. But that did not deter a group of 33 people who gathered at Almonte United Church to learn more about our indigenous neighbours. Mississippi Mills All My Relations group had invited Irene Barbeau and Margaret LeMaire, Cree women originally from eastern James Bay, to…

Renewing Our Friendship

On August 19, we held a day-long learning and sharing event - Renewing Our Friendship: Reconciliation and the Birch Bark Canoe. The goal of the day was to learn together about how our Indigenous neighbours are moving forward, and how we can walk with them respectfully. About 75 people gathered…

Learning about the Inuit

The newly formed All My Relations group at St. Paul’s hosted Trudy Metcalfe an Inuit woman from Ottawa who opened our eyes to many unknown truths about the history of the 60,000 Inuit people in our country and the challenges they are facing now.  She also honoured us by illustrating…