TORONTO COUNCIL FIRE
SPIRIT GARDEN 3D Fly Through: Daily 10:00 - 11:00 am
Opening in Nathan Phillips Square in 2024, the Spirit Garden will be a place for Teaching, Learning, Sharing and Healing
The Spirit Garden will be a dynamic and accessible Indigenous cultural space representative of Tkaronto and its history. The site will be open to the multi-cultural communities of the City, along with its diverse national and international visitors and newcomers. Programming at the Spirit Garden will celebrate our unique identities while promoting an understanding between all.
The new version of the Fly Through, being presented here at the Indigenous Legacy Gathering, was funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.
ANGUT TIMA and JOHN KEESHIG: Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Angut Tima Residential School Survivor born in Churchill, Manitoba and raised in Coral Harbour, Nunavut. John Keeshig Anishnaabe of Neyaashiinigmiing. Angut and John are two of the artists/knowledge keepers participating in the Spirit Garden. Respectively, they are working on the Inukshuk and the Teaching Lodge.
RED BEAR SINGERS: Daily 2:30 - 3:00 pm
The Red Bear Singers started singing together in circle at Toronto Council Fire in 2018. This was done as a way to continue the personal healing journeys of each individual member in a group setting. The group wrote their first song in 2018, titled, “Away Back”. This song honours the children taken from their families and placed into foster care, orphanages, day schools, and Residential Schools. Since then, the group has worked on learning several community songs including the three songs which can be heard on the Soundways App. The App is a part of the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto’s Year of Public Art, A More Beautiful Journey landmark XR (extended reality) audio installation. (amorebeatifuljourney.ca)
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