4th Spirit Matters: Honouring Indigenous Worlds

Revisioned  Programme

Friday August 24 to Sunday 26th, 2012

Friday August 24: In This Present Moment


All gathering events were on the Fifth Floor at OISE, 252 Bloor Street West (St George Subway). Access to building available from subway.  All Friday night events in Community Room


6:00 to 7:00pm            Meet, Greet & Register. OISE 5th Floor. Name tags for all participants available.  Refreshments. Schedule on Wall. Altar pieces, give-aways, images of ancestors and resource materials can be dropped off.  Drums and other instruments to Community Room (CR).


6:30 to 7:00pm            Heartbeat of Sound (Larry Nusbaum and friends)


7:00 to 7:30pm            Opening; When, Where and Who are gathered here.

Welcome and Intro Video (Ed O’Sullivan and Eimear O’Neill)

7:30 to 8:00 pm           Invocation of Spirit and the Ancestors; Ritual and Ceremony to celebrate our being together. (Diane Longboat Six Nations, with Mayan Elders Apolinaro Chile Pixton, Eduardo Gomez and other indigenous elders)

8 to 9:30 pm                Honouring Indigenous Worlds: Visionary Learning Under the Fifth           Sun  (Indigenous Elders begin the Conversation)


9:30 pm                       Gathering of Waters with Drumming by Soul of the Mother Six Nations



                         Saturday August 25, 2012:  Becoming a Learning Community


8:30 to 9am                 Heartbeat of Sound (Larry Nusbaum and friends) (Smudge at door) (CR)


9:00 to 10.15am          Brief Invocation honouring our shared African source (Belvie Rooks,  Adegboyega Najeem Hammed and Njoki Wane). Community invocation brings each voice in with their ancestors. (CR)


10:15 to 10:30am        Break after brief intro to Circles (CR)


10:30 to 12 noon         Theme Circles: Core Actions and Challenges (Themes on Each Room)


12 to 1:30 p.m             Catered Lunch and Conversations (Feast Room)


1:30 to 3:15pm            Conversation Cafes: Community resourcing of projects and visions (Multiple facilitators and rooms)


3:15 to 3:30pm            Break and Embodied Movement


3:30 to 5:00pm            Occupying Our Destinies; Stepping into Our Collective Future (CR)


5:00 to 6:00pm            Break. Opportunity for outside reverence walk, chats.


6:00 to 7.30pm            Catered Evening Meal and Conversations (FR)


7:30 to 11pm               OPEN Mike Soirée:  Joyous Celebration, Music, Poetry and more.

Please list by 6pm if you have an offering. (CR)


                         Sunday August 26, 2012L Taking Our Place in This Time


All Sunday events will be in the Community Room until we go outside together.


9:30 to 10:00am          Smudge at door; Creative initatives (“Symbiosis” in CR, Videos and art from Turtle Island, Africa, Hawaii, Ireland and around the planet)


10:00 to 10:15am        Opening Invocation and Ritual

(Diane Longboat, Apolanaro Chile Pixton and Eduardo Gomez)

10:15 to 11:15am        The Fifth Sun: Moving Forward with Vision, Passion and Spirit

(Four Arrows, Belvie Rooks, Eimear O’Neill and Ed O’Sullivan)


11:15 to 11:30am        Break and Movement


11:30 to 1:00pm          Full Assembly:  Personal Commitments for 2012 and Beyond


Final Celebratory Event and Ending Ritual








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