Sunrise Ceremony and Teachings Around the Sacred Fire with Jackie Labonte

Friday 9 September 6:30am  — Around the Sacred Fire in the Backyard at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre 

A sacred fire will burn from Friday at dawn until the close of Celebration of Nations in the backyard of the 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.​

Jackie Labonte (tekaiatakwas) is self identified from the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation, Six Nations of Grand River Territory. She resides in the Niagara region, having worked with Native organizations for over thirty years providing services, sharing Traditional Teachings and serving as a Cultural Advisor. Jackie and her life partner Oliver Nobosin are currently engaged in expanding a cultural collective known as Kimisken (You Found It), which provides culturally based workshops and circles.

September 9 @ 06:30
6:30 am — 7:30 am

Jackie Labonte