Jingtamok: The Riverwood Indigenous Social

A celebration of Indigenous culture
Saturday, September 21, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chappell House Lawn
4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

Everyone is welcome at Jingtamok: The Riverwood Indigenous Social, for a day full of dancing, drumming, and teachings.

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

What to Expect

Here’s the tentative agenda for Jingtamok. Please note that times are estimates.

10:00 am
Lighting of Sacred Fire
Land Acknowledgement/Housekeeping
Smudging Ceremony
Welcome Song
Event Protocols

11:00 am
Drum Song

12:00 pm
Lunch/Tobacco Ties Activity

1:00 pm
Honour Berries and Water
Dancers: Fancy Shawl, Men’s Traditional, Women’s Traditional, Hoop Dancer, Chicken Dancers, Jingle Dancers, Round Dance, Intertribal

3:00 pm

3:45 pm
Closing Remarks

4:00 pm
Baamaapii (until later)

What to Bring and How to Get Here

  • Everyone is encouraged to bring a new item, such as a toy or a reusable water bottle, for a giveaway that will take place near the end of the event; please do not bring books, clothing, food, or used items for the giveaway
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring a folding chair and reusable water bottle
  • Attendees are encouraged to carpool, take public transit, or travel by walking or cycling due to limited parking at Riverwood
  • Additional parking is available at the Erindale GO Station, a short walk from Riverwood

Important Information

No dogs are permitted in the area of Riverwood where Jingtamok will take place. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

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