Anishinaabe peoples were given original instructions on how to live life for themselves, their community, and with all living entities in their surroundings. This is what is known as “mino-biimadziwin” – the good life.
Presented by Myseum of Toronto this workshop is for anyone visiting or living within Anishinaabe territory who feel it is important to learn more about the original people of this land. This workshop facilitated by INDIGINizeUS, will help you learn about and connect with the Seven Ancestors’ Teachings: Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, Love, Wisdom, and Truth.
Join us as we explore how these seven teachings influence the way in which we see the world, the city, and ourselves.
*Please note that the two workshops are identical in nature. Due to limited capacity for each workshop, we kindly request that you only register for one of the workshops.
A proud Odawa from the Pike clan, Lindy was raised in Wiikwemkoong Unceeded First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Lindy has spent the last 12 years in Toronto, focusing his energy on Indigenous cultural awareness and breaking stereotypes through the arts. Always striving to practice new art-forms, this has led to a multitude of experiences: Visual arts projects, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, and Indigenous Radio Program Host, working his way up to Production Tour Manager and Event Coordinator, Indigenous Dance and cultural workshop facilitation. Lindy is now involved with Young People’s Theatre as Community Engagement Facilitator, in part to his strong belief and push towards incorporating Indigenous values and teachings into his practice, and sharing his knowledge with others.
Leslie Kachena McCue is a member of the Mississaugas of Curve Lake First Nation, currently living and working in Toronto. Leslie is an artist who also works freelance for various organizations in performance, arts administration, facilitation, project coordination and curation. Her work is driven by her past, her passion to educate, and the motivation to empower others. Leslie was selected as a three year Fellow for the International Society for the Performing Arts, is the Project Manager for Mola Dulad Media Collective’s Ancestral Future’s Project and is currently at the Royal Ontario Museum as an Indigenous Knowledge Resource Teacher and Coordinator for the ROM Youth Cabinet. Leslie is also the Administrator for the Indigenous Theatre Collective – Chocolate Woman, a Resident Artist Educator at Young People’s Theatre and works independently with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.
Leslie has been asked to perform and speak at many venues across North America and Europe, some highlights include: The Vancouver Winter Olympics Athletes Village and Pavillions (British Columbia), Museum of Civilization (Quebec), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Holland), Juno Beach Museum (France).
Seven Ancestors’ Teachings: A Workshop Facilitated by INDIGINizeUs
26 Feb 2020
‘North Hall’ at Stackt Market
28 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5V 0C6
– Please note that the two workshops are identical in nature. Due to limited capacity for each workshop, we kindly request that you only register for one of the workshops.
– This venue is wheelchair accessible.
– If you require any additional assistance, or require additional accommodation(s), please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate.
– As some people are sensitive to smell, we would like to provide a scent-free environment and kindly ask that you refrain from wearing any fragrances.
-This event is rain or shine. If there is a cancellation or any changes to schedule, we will do our best to notify you in advance via email and our social media channels.
– Photography will be taken at this event.