Ka Biindigemi Bineshiinyag
Let’s Welcome the Birds
with the Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest
Meet at the totem pole, 731 Montreal St, Kingston
Time & Date
3:30 - 5:30 pm | May 6, 2023
13 - 30
Parents are recommended to attend with their child. Children 12 and under must have a parent present at all times.
Please wear weather-appropriate clothing as this will be an outdoor event. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and snacks if needed for the walk.
Participants will have the option to join in smudging and making tobacco offerings.
Join Juvenis and Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest in a spring nature walk to feed the birds and animals on Belle Island. Learn about Belle Island and the ongoing land stewardship practices of the Belle Island Caretakers. Get to know the animals up close and learn their names in Anishinaabemowin. There will be opportunities to offer tobacco, sing songs and participate in a spring scavenger hunt.
Mandy Wilson is a woman of mixed ancestry; which includes Indigenous, Black and Irish descent. She is a member of Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation who grew up in Sharbot Lake Ontario. She is now living in Kingston Ontario where her work is fueled by a love for nature and a passion for language learning. She is devoted to learning the traditional values and principles that have influenced Indigenous land practices since time immemorial. She is extremely thankful to her family, aunties, and community for the teachings she has received throughout her life and hopes to honour those teachings by sharing the importance of creating a reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth and all of Creation.