Events

Earth Day
Since CFNE has lost their sacred land site it is unable to hold Earth Day (2009) at this time
so in lieu of aboriginal awareness-mother earth day we will be having a sacred fire rally.

Sadly this type of event will not happen here again
until problems with local government have been resolved.

Save Mother Earth! Join the Sacred Fire Rally in lieu of Earth Day
at the Nation Municipality Route 958, 500 Rd., W.,
Casselman, ON K0A 1M0
When? April 20th, 2009
Time? 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Earth Day
School Children to experience Earth Day from a Native perspective
Building a Future for 7 Generations.
 

Earth Day Canada
 
Read the Review Article by Jean Sarrazin
 
Earth Day 2008
Earth Day gala proves blooming success When it came time to start planting seedlings to celebrate Earth Day, the adults were forced to make way for the stampede of children eager to start grubbing around in the dirt.



Ettyville The South Nation Conservation Authority (SNC) provided 200 white pine seedlings for this year's Earth Day gala at the Cultural Foundation Native Expressions (CFNE). The actual plantation site for the seedlings was near the aboriginal-style Welcome Circle, with about half of the seedlings planted just before the noon hour with about 200 children and adults gathered around the planting area as CFNE general manager Yvan St-Jean recited the Medicine Bear's Prayer in a blessing.

The remaining seedlings were planted in the afternoon with the ladies of the Akwesasne Women's Singing Society doing the digging and the children placing the seedlings in the hole and tamping the dirt back down. In between the morning and afternoon plantings everyone watched and took part in traditional aboriginal singing, dancing, and storytelling.

"We did good for awareness," St-Jean said during a later interview, "and we did good for our ability to show what we (CFNE) can provide for a resource."

St-Jean noted that the children, including students from area schools and from the Akwesasne Mohawk Freedom School, were the best part of the entire Earth Day celebration, from "digging in" to the treeplanting to pulling adults into a circle dance while the Akwesasne Women's Singing Society performed "The Alligator Song" given to them by their counterparts in Florida's Seminole Nation.

"They wanted it all," St-Jean said, smiling. "We had one class that stayed past their school (departure) curfew. They didn't to leave."












Area school children celebrate Aboriginal Earth Day


Let the Children Play: Nature's Answer to Early Learning
Canada Council On Learning
What we can do to create the conditions necessary for children to learn from play?
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Disney Video Site is now presenting
Cultural Foundation Native Expressions
under "Non-Profit Activism"
Sophie's Ceremony with original song "the Fire"
by local artist is featured on Disney's video site!


CFNE Sophie's Ceremony Video
Disney's Video Site

VISION - News
CFNE prepares huge Earth Day ceremony March 27 2008 by vision@eap.on.ca

VISION - News
Community friendship centre budget completed February 2 2007 by Gregg Chamberlain

VISION - News
News Native centre invites minister for Earth Day event April 13 2007 by Vision




“Traditional Harvest and Social Gathering During Eastern Ontario’s Agri Tour
September 10th 11th and 17th 18th , 2005

1ST Weekend
Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Talks ,
‘Eastern Woodlands’ ‘Aboriginal Agricultural Demonstrations’ Traditional food reparation demonstrations Rare Agricultural Seed Breed Displays * Art displays & Sales * Crafts displays & Sales
Scale Model display of our Traditional Village (2006) the ‘ **First Peoples “Habitat ” des Premiers Peuples ** ’

 

2nd Weekend


Gathering and Ceremonies Saturday Sunset and Sunday Sunrise Ceremonies
Traditional Teachings from Elders and Faith keepers Men and Women’s singing and Drum Groups Storytellers and more Saturday Pot Luck Dinner and Traditional Social Two fire pits with cooking grates (Rough Camping on Site available) * Ad the activities of the 1st weekend plus honored guests ... and you have the start of a ‘Traditional Annual Harvest Celebration ’

May 24th to May 27th, 2005 is..
''National Aboriginal Awareness Week''
June 21st 2006..is
''National Aboriginal Day''

For more information about our
Community Friendly and Culturally Cooperative activities

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***MORE NEWS*** ***NOUVELLES***
Avis Notice Rendez Vous Sociale Traditional Native ‘Traditionnelle’ ‘Harvest Social’ Autochtones & Gathering Samedi et Dimanche Saturday and Sunday Septembre 17 et 18, 2005 September 17 and 18, 2005 1969 Ch. Robillard Rd. Bourget, Ontario DIRECTIONS (a suivre) to follow Samedi le 17, dès 11 hrs AM Saturday the 17th from 11 AM Grande variété de Cérémonies anciennes Feu Sacred Ahnishnabe Fire Lighting Ceremony sacré des Ahnishnabé, le Tabac, les Médecines ‘Tobacco Burning Traditional Medicinals’ Vente d’ Artisanat, Habillement, Bijou, Arts... +++ Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Jewellery etc for sale Groupes de Chants Traditionelle, Paroles des Sages Singing groups, Storytellers. Elders and more Modéle de “l’HABITAT des Premiers Peuples” Display model of the “First Peoples HABITAT” notre projet Touristique Patrimoinial pour 2006 Our Tourism and Educational Project for 2006 Souper Communautaire ‘”Pot Luck“‘ (17 hrs) deux Community pot luck diner (5 PM) 2 cooking fires feux de Cuisson. Activités sociales en suite on site. Evening social activities after dinner Dimanche le 18 de 11 hrs AM Sunday the 18th from 11 AM Ceremonie du SOLEIL levant (a confimer) Sunrise Ceremony (to be confirmed) Salutations des sages et Ceremonies de Pipes Elder’s Greetings and Pipe Ceremonies Vente d’ Artisanat, Habillement, Bijou, Arts... +++ Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Jewellery etc for sale Modéle de “l’HABITAT des Premiers Peuples” Display model of the “First Peoples HABITAT” notre projet Touristique et Educationel pour 2006 Our Tourism and Educational Project for 2006 Musique Tradionelles et les activités Traditional Music and Activities Groupe de Chant Invités Song and Drum Groups invited Cérémonies de Fermetures à 16 hrs Closing ceremonies 4 PM Ceci est notre Première Activitée This is our First Harvest Sociale des Récoltes Celebration and Social DIRECTIONS from MONTREAL HWY 40 West to 417 East take Exit 58 north for Rockland county rd 8 ** watch for CORNWALL HWY 138 North to site via cty rd 8 after you cross over 417 HWY ** Agri Tour # 3 signs OTTAWA HWY 17 East past Rockland TURN south Landry st to Bourget watch for **Agri Tour # 3 signs * 50 minutes east of OTTAWA * 50 Minutes north of Cornwall * 90 minutes west of Montreal * PRÉSENCE “d’Alcool et Drogue” DEFENDU SUR ÇE SITE Merci! No “Drugs or Alcohol” on site STRICTLY ENFORCED Thank You! RENSEIGNEMENTS INFORMATION TEL 613 673 1180 E-mail cfneman@lycos.com Web Site www.cfne.org FAX 613 673 1180 Avis Notice Rendez Vous Sociale Traditional Native ‘Traditionnelle’ ‘Harvest Social’ Autochtones & Gathering Samedi et Dimanche Saturday and Sunday Septembre 17 et 18, 2005 September 17 and 18, 2005 1969 Ch. Robillard Rd. Bourget, Ontario DIRECTIONS (a suivre) to follow Samedi le 17, dès 11 hrs AM Saturday the 17th from 11 AM Grande variété de Cérémonies anciennes Feu Sacred Ahnishnabe Fire Lighting Ceremony sacré des Ahnishnabé, le Tabac, les Médecines ‘Tobacco Burning Traditional Medicinals’ Vente d’ Artisanat, Habillement, Bijou, Arts... +++ Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Jewellery etc for sale Groupes de Chants Traditionelle, Paroles des Sages Singing groups, Storytellers. Elders and more Modéle de “l’HABITAT des Premiers Peuples” Display model of the “First Peoples HABITAT” notre projet Touristique Patrimoinial pour 2006 Our Tourism and Educational Project for 2006 Souper Communautaire ‘”Pot Luck“‘ (17 hrs) deux Community pot luck diner (5 PM) 2 cooking fires feux de Cuisson. Activités sociales en suite on site. Evening social activities after dinner Dimanche le 18 de 11 hrs AM Sunday the 18th from 11 AM Ceremonie du SOLEIL levant (a confimer) Sunrise Ceremony (to be confirmed) Salutations des sages et Ceremonies de Pipes Elder’s Greetings and Pipe Ceremonies Vente d’ Artisanat, Habillement, Bijou, Arts... +++ Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Jewellery etc for sale Modéle de “l’HABITAT des Premiers Peuples” Display model of the “First Peoples HABITAT” notre projet Touristique et Educationel pour 2006 Our Tourism and Educational Project for 2006 Musique Tradionelles et les activités Traditional Music and Activities Groupe de Chant Invités Song and Drum Groups invited Cérémonies de Fermetures à 16 hrs Closing ceremonies 4 PM

This is our First Harvest Celebration and Social

DIRECTIONS from 
   MONTREAL HWY 40 West to 417 East take Exit 58 north for Rockland county rd 8 ** watch for Agri Tour # 3 signs   
   CORNWALL HWY 138 North to site via cty rd 8 after you cross over 417 HWY ** watch for Agri Tour # 3 signs   
   OTTAWA HWY 17 East past Rockland TURN south Landry st to Bourget watch for **Agri Tour # 3 signs   

   50 minutes east of OTTAWA   
   50 Minutes north of Cornwall   
   90 minutes west of Montreal   

No Drugs or Alcohol on site STRICTLY ENFORCED Thank You!

TEL 613 673 1180 E-mail cfneman@lycos.com Web Site www.cfne.org FAX 613 673 1180