Cobechenonk Shadow Canoe Show: Work-in-progress showing.
We can tell you that our relationship to Cobechenonk (Humber River) goes much deeper than 150 years. We can telll you that the river has been an important waterway since time immemorial. That it continues to be a significant site for many Indigenous people. We can tell you many things about Cobechenonk, but actually, we’d rather invite you to board one of our canoes and experience it for yourself.
Explore and share stories of the river and teachings about water, the animals, plants, and ancestors of the river past and present. Paddle a canoe with us as these stories are brought to life by shadow puppetry. Or if you prefer to stay on land, sit and share food, songs and stories from Elders and hand drummers. A fire will be lit.
Presented by Eventual Ashes and the Balance Bringers
Elders & Storytellers: Wanda Whitebird, Ma-Nee Chacaby, Blu Waters, Michael White, Joce Tremblay
Directed by Gein Wong, Producer Erika Pulfer
Shadow Puppetry By Drawing With Knives (Joce Tremblay, Naty Tremblay, Brescia Nember Reid, Hannah Schreck and Melisse Watson — drawingwithknives.com)
Live drumming by Michelle Perpaul, Sue Croweagle, Nenokassi Ochyrm
Food by the Anishnawbe Wellness Collective (Candace Esquimaux and crew)
Paddlers: Jamie Whitecrow, Devyn Cascanette, Tia Cavanagh, Keir Tabachack, Shane Camastro, Rhonda Lucy, Cathy Elliot, Alan Colley
Please register here to reserve you spot: [email protected]
This event takes place three nights in a row. There are plenty of activities and space on shore and we welcome people to stop by. Please register on Eventbrite to ensure a spot in the boat: eventbrite.com/o/2317045573
Email questions to [email protected]
**Please bring an blanket or chair to sit on, and your own cup/bowl/utensils to cut down on waste
**Etienne Brule Park is just outside Old Mill Subway Station on the Bloor Line. Plenty of car parking
We acknowledge that this event is taking place on land that is the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Seneca, Huron-Wendat and most recently the Mississauga’s of the Credit River. We have gratitude to the land and to our relatives and ancestors who care for it
Supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council an Agency of the Government of Ontario and the Friends of the Pan Am Path.