Feb 27th 9am – 9pm: ‘SACRED WATER – SACRED WATERS’ FOR SHAWNIGAN LAKE WITH TA’KAIYA BLANEY, PIPE CARRIERS, ELDERS AND COMMUNITY VOICES
Facebook event page for updated information: https://www.facebook.com/events/571494469682740/
Google map at bottom of the page!
Starts at 9am:
Mountain site of Shawnigan Dump Site of the ‘Dirty Dirt’ for a ceremony (480 Stebbings Road, just past the SRI sign). Traditional welcoming by local Elders, community representatives, and all those who gather/stand in honour of the Lands and Water of our collective future.
Walk for the waters of Shawnigan Lake to the ‘Government Dock’ (behind Aitken and Fraser General Store). Park locally and walk as far as possible as parking is limited.
11:00am: Water Ceremony:Ta’Kaiya’s Blaney, whose name translated means ‘Special Waters’, Pipe Carriers, Elders, and CommUNITY voices. Meet at the waters edge by the public park at the end of the road behind Shawnigan Village square (and the Government Dock).
1:00pm: FEAST at OUR Ecovillage, 1565 Baldy Mountain Road, songs, and celebration of CommUNITY POTLUCK
Gather to hear this young Elder’s message about her first hand experiences of the COPs21 Enviromental Conference in Paris France..
3:30pm: Closing day’s event and time to travel to Duncan
6 – 9:00pm: AT Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan
Kids bring your parents and other adults along with you drums and guitars. Lets singer for Our Mother called EARTH
The critical nature of events relating to the communities of two watersheds has become a national awareness campaign in SHAWNIGAN LAKE and South Vancouver Island. And now an INTERNATIONAL VOICE has come to speak; we are proud to welcome TA’KAIYA BLANEY and Kaliah Rampanen to these
Sacred Lands and Sacred Waters!
Join the people, of all Nations/all walks of life, as we honour the lands that we know to held by Ancestors and those who walked this way before so many of us came as visitors.
Join those whose Traditional Territory these lands and water have held in the story of how to live ‘in a good way – in heart and mind’. Our Elders and community folks will lead us in a day which moves through community settings which help us explore, celebrate and honour the Sacredness of these lands and of these waters.
All people young and old need to hear her possibilities and know that they have more to reach for than they imagine now. Each of us have the opportunity to listen to a clarity which we need to know in these challenging times and hold our heads/hearts strong in authentic and integral understanding of how to walk forward within our commUNITY
We are fortunate beyond our knowing to host Ta’kaiya, and all our youth of this bio-region, Elders, and CommUNITY representatives, to speak with us and ask for their words to echo into the days of tomorrow.
Google map for 480 Stebbings Road at 9am: