ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION: GROW GRANT 2017: Progress Report

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QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT for January 1st – March 31st, 2018

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Ontario Trillium Foundation

PROGRESS OF GRANT:

  • A full-time Knowledge Keeper was hired December 1, 2017 and is available on a drop-in or appointment basis at our organization for cultural advising and counselling
  • Cultural counselling sessions at the Healing of the Seven Generations were conducted for 260 individuals with 15 individual cultural support circles facilitated between December 1st and March 31st, 2018
  • A full-time Cultural Coordinator/Administrator was hired and has been developing, administering, and facilitating workshops, events, and other cultural programming since December 1, 2017
  • We have coordinated and facilitated 55 sessions of cultural workshops, events, and programming for 694 participants between January 1st and March 31st, 2018
  • Anishnabee language classes offered weekly since February 2018
  • Mohawk language classes offered weekly starting May 2018
    • Delay in starting, as difficulties arose in securing a facilitator
  • Youth Council meeting twice a month
  • Metrics were created and will be included in upcoming reports
  • Daily cultural programming scheduled, schedule available online at: https://healingofthesevengenerations.ca/community-events/community-calendar/
    • Mondays: Haudenosaunee singing
    • Tuesday: I am a Kind Man group
    • Wednesdays: Women’s Healing Circle
    • Thursdays: Powwow singing
    • Fridays: Youth Council (every second week)
    • Saturdays: Anishnaabee language classes/Mohawk language classes
    • Sundays: Specialized cultural workshops (ie. Moccasin making, drum making, beading, Sweat Lodge teachings, etc.)
    • Additional specialized workshops also offered when space allows

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