TORONTO COUNCIL FIRE NATIVE CULTURAL CENTRE

Following up from our successful streaming event in 2021  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddY6SANFLZk&t=8s, which saw talented youth entries from across North America, we are thrilled to be returning to Regent Park for this year’s inaugural  Youth Gathering. The focus this year is on a return to traditions so we are placing the event under  the banner of "Revillagizing".

Revillagizing is a return to  traditional cultural values and beliefs that honour Creation and all of its elements (The Creator, Mother Earth, the Waters, the Plant Life, The Guardians, the Star Worlds, Grandmother Moon, Elder Brother Sun, Thunder Beings, the Winds, the Winged Ones and the Four Legged). Through the support of our community members, knowledge keepers, elders, grandmothers, storytellers, drummers and dancers, we will gather in the spirit of our teachings, learning, sharing and collective growth.

It is in the spirit of Revillagizing that we have chosen to describe our event as a gathering and not a Pow Wow. The term Pow Wow is a settler derivative created to depict their version of Indigenous gatherings. The most blatant example of this early cultural appropriation was the Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West performance, showcasing war type dances with tomahawks, loin clothes, and war cries. We are all aware that traditional gatherings were prohibited and subject to prosecution.

Indigenous performers from the Buffalo Bill Show: In the photograph, there are women and children wearing headdresses,
a contradiction to traditional cultural customs

Annual Youth Gathering - SITE MAP

Exciting Indigenous foods and snacks provided by
Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin

"They Feed the People"

Appetizers & sides:

Three Sisters Egg rolls

Bison Spring Rolls

Maple Sage Potato Salad & coleslaw

Peaches & cream corn (different flavors available)

Entrees:

Bison and/or Elk Smash Burgers

Beef Burgers

Indigenous Tacos on fry bread

Chilli with corn bread

Dessert:

Bannock & berries with whipped cream

Drinks:

Cedar iced tea

Strawberry iced tea

Calling all Dancers!

Categories: Fancy Bustle, Grass, Traditional, Chicken, Fancy Shawl, Jingle, Traditional Dress, Smoke Dance, and Tiny-tot (ages 0-6)

 

To apply visit the link below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSSgeBnYyASVPs_j_t6sKPn2QJ8gFWshjqR3_dehsryyQnlQ/viewform

Marketplace

We are no longer taking applications for vendor/information booths. Your next opportunity to promote your work and services will be at the Indigenous Legacy Gathering from September 29 to 30, 2022.

 

 

1st Annual Youth Gathering August 2017 Scrapbook

Video Gallery

Powwow at Regent Park

Torontoist video
12:02 minutes

RPTV News - Inaugural
Youth Pow Wow

Regent Park TV
6:07 minutes

Image Gallery

Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

439 Dundas Street East

Toronto ON M5A 2B1

 

Tel.: 416.360.4350

Fax:  416.360.5978

 

Charity # 10525-5244 RR0001

Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri   9 AM to 5 PM

(Programming  is currently being delivered online due to COVID-19 restrictions. Office staff are available to answer questions by phone/email)

 

Main Entrance: 439 Dundas St. E. at Parliament

 

Gathering Place Entrance: Parliament St. side

at Dundas

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