Winter gathering brings Indigenous community together to honour ancestors – Soo Today

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2018153 Views

‘…making that feast plate, that’s us providing nourishment to our ancestors’

A group of Indigenous students and community members came together at Enji Maawnjiding in Sault College to take part in a winter gathering – featuring feast food, drumming and storytelling – in order to honour ancestors and loved ones who have passed on.

The event was organized by second-year students of the Social Service Worker – Native Specialization program at the college.

“It’s a really great event that brings in the community, and we were lucky enough to be asked, as a class, to facilitate this event,” said Karina Drury, social service worker student.

The winter gathering was initially scheduled for the fall, but the nearly two-month long strike that impacted postsecondary institutions across the province postponed the gathering until the winter.

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