FNMIEAO 2nd Annual Elders Gathering
Learn alongside with Elders, Métis Senators and Traditional Knowledge Holders, authentic teachings on the historical, cultural and spiritual significance of Indigenous ways of knowing, ways of being, and ways of doing. Experience customary practices such as Full Moon Ceremony, Pipe Ceremony, Sunrise Ceremony, Sweatlodge, Smudging, as well as talking circles, storytelling, drumming, and more: a holistic approach to teaching and learning -- renewing and educational.
To find out more about the event and to read the biographies of our guests, please see our website: http://eldersgathering2016.weebly.com
Reconciliation is about strengthening existing and building new relationships. Please consider inviting (and subsidizing) your local community members so that they too can have the privilege of attending. This could include an Elder, Métis Senator, traditional teacher/knowledge keeper, teacher from a federally funded school, anyone from a First Nation, Métis & Inuit community.
There are eight different options of tickets. Please read through those options carefully. Here are a few important details:
Packages With Accommodations include: • shared bunk accommodations (Friday night - Sunday morning). A separate form will be sent out to individual participants allowing them to indicate who they would like to share a cabin with and any other requests/needs. Each cabin has 5 bunk beds, sleeping 10 people.
Alternatively, participants can choose to find their own accommodations outside of Camp Pine Crest. The next closest hotel is the Howard Johnson Inn in Gravenhurst, approximately 20 minutes away. Details can be found on our website.
Dinner on Friday begins at 5:30.
All packages include meals aside from the Friday dinner. These meals include the following:
- Saturday - breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Sunday - breakfast and lunch
Please note: many areas at Camp Pine Crest are wheelchair accessible. There are parts of the camp, however, that are more rugged and different areas require short walking distances along pathways. For more details of what the camp looks like, including the walkways, please use this link to access a virtual tour of the camp: http://tinyurl.com/pinecrestvirtual