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Giiwenh: A First Nations' Literary Festival

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MASK Arena

6145 Rama Road

Rama, ON L3V 6H6

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The Chippewas of Rama First Nation will host a seldom-seen literary event, one of Canada’s first, featuring Indigenous authors, story-tellers and performers in Rama as part of Doors Open and Culture Days. GIIWENH, an Obijwa word meaning ‘so the story goes’, is a day-long festival for all ages featuring best-selling authors from Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta, including David Bouchard, Lee Maracle, Joseph Boyden, Tracey Lindberg, and more. From the written word to the spoken word, the day will wrap up with stories told around the evening fire. The festival will feature performers from local Indigenous communities, including renowned storyteller Mark Douglas and young hand-drummer Thomas Harrigan. Other surprise guests have been invited. A highlight of the day will be a cooking demonstration by chef David Wolfman. Free refreshments and traditional food will be offered and food vendors will be on site during the festival to purchase food. Free parking is available at Rama. Books can be purchased in person at the event or on line at Manticore Books (www.manticorebooks.ca). Updates on the event can be accessed through our social media on Facebook and Twitter. Donations made at the event are welcome, but not required in keeping with Chippewas of First Nations traditions.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This literary event is open to all ages.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available at Rama.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the organizer at

www.hccpresents.com or http://www.huroniaculturalcampus.ca/contact.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring printed tickets showing members of your party.

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6145 Rama Road

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