• First People's House at McGill University (map)
  • 3505 Rue Peel
  • Montréal, QC, H3A 1W7
  • Canada

We invite Indigenous women to join us for a Women's Hand-Drum group that is in harmony with the New and Full moon cycles of 2016. We will smudge, sing, drum, make offerings, learn teachings, eat, laugh, and share our languages and stories.

6th Drum Circle: New Moon Gathering and Ceremony May 6th 5-7pm with ODAYA - Kim Picard, Émilie Monnet, Nahka Bertrand and Anik Sioui + collaborator: Dayna Danger

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These gatherings are a time to be thankful for what we have and and ask for whatever healing we might need collectively and personally. Indigenous Community leaders will be invited to share teachings and songs with our group. Come celebrate being strong women with us!

We are grateful for the support and dedication from Ms. Paige Isaac (Mi'kmaq), the Coordinator of the First People's House of McGill University, who will be providing funding and space to make this community event possible for Indigenous students, staff, alumni and community members.

Moon Times:

1st Drum Circle: Full Moon Gathering Feb. 22nd, 2016 5-7pm with Jean Stevenson

2nd Drum Circle: New Moon Gathering Mar. 8th, 2016 5-7 pm with TBD

3rd Drum Circle: Full Moon Gathering Mar. 23rd, 2016 5-7pm  with Moe Clark

4th Drum Circle: New Moon Gathering Apr. 7th, 2016 5-7pm with Lauren McComber

5th Drum Circle: Full Moon Gathering Apr. 18th 5-7pm with Vicky Boldo

6th Drum Circle: New Moon Gathering and Ceremony May 6th 5-7pm with ODAYA - Kim Picard, Émilie Monnet, Nahka Bertrand and Anik Sioui + collaborator: Dayna Danger

RSVP on our Facebook Group

***Women who do not participate in the drum making workshop and who are not affiliated with McGill are welcome to attend the drum group on a regular or drop-in basis. Please bring your own drum if you have one, if not, please come anyways! We encourage women to attend all or as many sessions they can to get the most out of these workshops.

Ongoing singing and drumming will be an option upon conclusion of these dates. We will wrap up with a final gathering and celebration fundraiser to continue this healing group!

Photo: 'First Nations Love' Hand Drum painted by Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR , a Native multimedia artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg) located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River. Jay creates art under the name Chippewar which represents the hostile relationship that Canada's native people's have with the government of the land they have resided in since their creation.