Join us to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ken Whillans Square on June 22 from 12 to 8 pm.
Celebrate history, culture and Brampton’s diverse Mosaic with an Indigenous-owned vendor market, sunset celebration, the Big Drum art installation from Born in the North Ltd., a fireside chat, and live performances.
Indigenous-owned vendor market
Support local, Indigenous-owned artisans at this in-person market on June 22 from 12 to 8 pm featuring beaded and crystal jewelry, poetry, clothing, accessories, artwork and more.
From 6 to 8 pm, take part in a fireside chat, a live performance by the Chippewa Travellers and Deanne & John Hupfield, and watch the unveiling of an art installation entitled, Big Drum by Born in the North Ltd.
Big Drum Art Installation in partnerhip with ACCIDA
Created by Born in the North Ltd., the 10-foot Big Drum installation represents the heartbeat of mother earth and the nation, a symbol of gathering in celebration. Many Indigenous cultures across Turtle Island share the use of drums in celebration. The Big Drum art installation vision was to create this drum to display as a larger-than-life symbol of Indigenous pride and celebration. Often the sound of the drum is the first thing noticed at cultural gatherings, and Born in the North Ltd. wanted to capture the power of that feeling in this piece.
Born in the North Ltd. is a creative studio owned and operated by twin brothers Chris and Greg Mitchell. Their work is created through their own unique lens and is focused on examining the relationship between humans and nature. Considering their own story and lived experiences, inspiration is drawn from their Mi’kmaq heritage, music exploration, and Canadian upbringing.
6:00 PM Welcome remarks
6:05 PM Opening Prayer & Smudging
6:15 PM Introduction to program
6:20 PM Deputy Mayor remarks
6:30 PM Performance: Drum circle and round dance
6:55 PM Fireside Chat
7:35 PM Unveiling: Big Drum Art Installation in partnership with ACCIDA
7:45 PM Performance: Drum circle and round dance
8:00 PM Closing remarks
**Times are subject to change**
Indigenous-Owned Vendor Market
Born in the North Ltd. Artist Talk in Partnership with ACCIDA
Big Drum Art Installation in partnership with ACCIDA