Sunrise Ceremony with Grandmother Marie Jones
Sun 12 September at dawn // The Backyard at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Each morning, a Sunrise Ceremony will take place each day as an opportunity to greet the sun as it rises to begin a new day and to give thanks for another day of life. Grandmother Marie Jones will lead the Sunrise Ceremony on Sunday morning.
Marie Jones is a Mohawk traditional woman born on the Six Nations Territory, Turtle Clan and raised in the fruit belt of Niagara. She comes from a long line of traditional women on both sides of her parents, is considered a knowledge keeper. Marie comes from a large blended family of 14 children, is a Tota not only to her immediate family, but also to the Indigenous community of Niagara. She walks in the footsteps of her mother, serving her community.
Grandmother Marie Jones