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Jingtamok: The Riverwood Indigenous Social

September 24 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm


Jingtamok: The Riverwood Indigenous Social is back and everyone is welcome!

This free public gathering for people of all ages will celebrate Indigenous culture through drumming, dancing, singing, teachings, crafts, and more.

Jingtamok supports Indigenous communities’ access to and celebration of the land, builds openhearted relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and supports the goals of truth and reconciliation by recognizing the contributions Indigenous peoples have made to the heritage of the region.

Jingtamok is organized by Indigenous community members and supported by staff and volunteers from The Riverwood Conservancy.

Important Information

Parking is limited at Riverwood. Additional parking is available nearby at the Erindale GO Station. Please consider taking public transit or carpooling.

Photography is not permitted unless permission from the presenters/performers has been given.

Event Schedule

Times for all activities are approximate. Activities may change based on availability of the presenters.

10:00 am | Opening

  • Opening prayer and welcome from Elder from Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
  • Fire keeper, Jacques Nadjiwon, to smudge the grounds
  • Welcome song by Tabitha from The Indigenous Network and women hand-drummers

10:30 am | Welcome from Organizers

  • Vivian Recollet, Jingtamok Coordinator, speaks on the event, venue, and guests activating the land
  • Opening remarks from The Riverwood Conservancy

10:40 am | Drumming, Singing, and Dancing

  • Eagleheart Big Drum offers an honour song
  • Grass dancer Jayden Wemigwans prepares the land
  • Healing song and healing dance for the land and community from jingle dress dancer, Nazarene Pope

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Teaching Session 1

  • Medicine and History Walk with Doug Anderson
  • Presentation on Inuit crafts and culture with Naulaq LeDrew

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm | Break

  • Explore Riverwood’s gardens and trails; please bring your own reusable water bottles and litter-free food to enjoy
  • Ice cream truck will be on site during the break
  • Public washrooms are available in the Visual Arts Mississauga building

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Dancing Exhibition

  • Jingle dress dance by Nazarene Pope
  • Grass dance by Jayden Wemigwans
  • Fancy shawl dance by Emily Gaudet and Faith Recollet
  • Men’s traditional dance by Tim McGregor
  • Women’s traditional dance by Angela Boyer

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Teaching Session 2

  • Medicine and History Walk with Doug Anderson
  • Presentation on Inuit crafts and culture with Naulaq LeDrew

3:00 pm | Closing

  • Round dance for everyone to come together
  • Closing songs with Eagleheart Big Drum and women hand drummers


  • Menominee Creative Collections by Wanda Rice
  • LeSarge Creations by Shelley LeSarge (beadwork)
  • Marilyn Monrow by Marilyn Ermatinger (sweetgrass)

The Riverwood Conservancy gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Hazel McCallion Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund at the Community Foundation of Mississauga, a registered charitable public foundation serving the people of Mississauga.

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Chappell House Lawn

4300 Riverwood Park Lane
Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7 Canada
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