“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”

- Tecumseh -

WALPOLE ISLAND FIRST NATION GOVERNANCE
- Bkejwanong Territory -
Tel: 519-627-1481
Fax: 519-627-0440
Email: info@bkejwanong.ca
Site: www.bkejwanong.ca
Address: R.R. #3, N8A 4K9 ON

2013 Fall Fair / Rekindle Tecumseh’s Vision Gathering | Events at a Glance

3 Day Agendas are posted below.


Special Guest KEITH SECOLA

Keith Secola will be performing on Sunday, September 29 at 2p.m.

Bkejwanong Fall Fair | Walpole Island First Nation

We look forward to seeing you there. Miigwech!

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Daily Agendas (PDF Format) are available for download; to view all agendas at a glance see below. Volunteers will be needed and a list of tasks can be found here. Miigwech from the community of Bkejwanong.


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Event Agendas

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 01 | “Bkejwanong Fall Fair – Veterans Parade”

Walpole Island Baseball ParkSt Clair River Rd, Walpole Island
10:00 amParade Assembly
Parade participant(s)/ float gathering at Walpole Island Baseball Park – St. Clair River Rd., North & Austin Rd.(By Ferry Landing)
12:00 pmParade
Route: St. Clair River rd.
Ending Point: Anglican Church Grounds

Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 02 | “Rekindle Tecumseh’s Vision – Historical Conference”

Anglican Church GroundsTecumseh Rd, Walpole Island – No Admission fee
9:00 to 9:25 amOpen Prayer: Community Elder
Welcome Address: Chief Kewayosh
9:25 to 10:15 am“Tecumseh and the War of 1812”
Keynote Speaker: Alan Taylor, University of California
10:15 to 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 to 12:00 noonCONTEXTUALIZING TECUMSEH – NATIVE STRUGGLES PRIOR TO AND DURING THE WAR
“Ojibwe Chief Niibaakhom ‘Night Thunderer’: A look at Anishnaabe Oral tradions & archival documentaion for the War of 1812”
Alan Corbiere, M’Chigeeng Local Historian
“An Era’s End? Imposing/Opposing Control in the Sault Ste. Marie Borderlands”
Karl Hele, Concordia University
“Segnak – The Warrior History Lost”
Blake Norton, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Centre
12:00 to 1:00 pmLunch on your own
1:00 to 2:30 pmINDIAN NATIONS AND BORDERS: THE DREAM OF THE INDIGENOUS TERRITORY
“’We are determined to defend our lands’: Tecumseh and the British Imperial Myths of Protection and Citizenship”
David McNab, York University
Rick Hill, Indigenous Knowledge Centre/Six Nations of the Grand River
“After the War of 1812: The Treaty of Ghent, and Drawing the Border through the Upper St. Mary’s River”
Phil Bellfy, Michigan State University
2:30 to 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 to 4:15 pmTHE LEGACY OF THE WAR FOR NATIVE PEOPLES
“An Unsettling Legacy: The War of 1812 and the Removal of the 1830s”
Kelli Mosteller, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Centre
“The Slopping Sky: War of 1812 Veteran, and later Head Chief of the Mississauga at the western end of Lake Ontario”
Donald Smith, University of Calgary (Emeritus)
“Inheriting Tecumseh’s Vision” Mark Aquash, University of British Columbia
4:15 to 4:30 pmClosing – MC/Elder

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Day 03 | “Tecumseh Monument Restoration Unveiling”

Anglican Church GroundsTecumseh Rd, Walpole Island – Tecumseh Monument
6:00 amSunrise Ceremony
Pipe Ceremony
Water Ceremony
11:00 amTecumseh Monument Restoration Unveiling
  • Opening Drum Song
  • Chief Burton Kewayosh
  • Elected Chiefs
  • Other Political Delegates (Fed MD)
12:00 pmFeast
1:00 – 3:00 pmSocial / Closing

Acknowledgements

Bkejwanong means "where the waters divide."

WALPOLE ISLAND FIRST NATION GOVERNANCE
- Bkejwanong Territory -
Tel: 519-627-1481
Fax: 519-627-0440
Email: info@bkejwanong.ca
Site: www.bkejwanong.ca
Address: R.R. #3, N8A 4K9 ON

CHI-MIIGWECH | To Our Contributers

Contributors:
Alan Taylor, University of California
Mark Aquash, University of British Columbia
Alan Corbiere, M’Chigeeng Local Historian
Phil Bellfy, Michigan State University
David McNab, York University
Rick Hill, Indigenous Knowledge Centre/Six Nations of the Grand River
Karl Hele, Concordia University
Donald Smith, University of Calgary
Kelli Mosteller, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Centre
Blake Norton, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Centre

Chi-miigwech:
South Kent Wind
Government of Canada
The Walpole Island Anglican Church
Walpole Island First Nation