Sunrise ceremony debuts at Bradley Museum

The City of Mississauga’s Bradley Museum hosted a traditional First Nations Sunrise Ceremony this past Saturday, encouraging residents and visitors to experience this traditional Indigenous ceremony. Members of the Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) delivered a ceremony filled with traditional songs, a smudge and pipe ceremony and community feast.

The event occurred in three parts; a Bradley Museum meet up at 8:45 and walk to the lake at Watersedge Park, a First Nations Sunrise Ceremony from 9 a.m. to noon, and family friendly activities from noon to 5 p.m. Also in attendance were Karen Ras – Ward 2 Councillor, Paul Mitcham – Commissioner, Community Services, Elder Shelley Clark, Elder Elaine Isaacs, and Kris Noakes – President, Peel Aboriginal Network.

Photo L to R: Temporary Visitor from India, Mississauga Resident (ceremony participant), Ceremony participant, Joe Zammit (Chair, Museums of Mississauga Advisory Committee), Elder Shelley Clark (Sunrise Ceremony Teachings), Paul Damaso (Director, Culture Division, Community Services Department, City of Mississauga), Kris Noakes (President, Peel Aboriginal Network), Volunteer (Museums of Mississauga).

 

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