D.R.U.M.C. (Dawn Rising Urban Medicine Circle) Saturdays @ 9 am
All ages, stages and abilities are invited to join D.R.U.M.C. for the weekly drum circle at 9 am tomorrow at the Mámele’awt Indigenous Education Centre.
In 2019, a small group of Metis and First Nations women met and began a weekly inclusive singing and hand drumming circle. Instructor Wenonah Justin member of Cook’s Ferry of the Nlaka’pamux nation with Cree ancestry is a traditional singer, knowledge keeper and drum carrier. She shares the traditional Salish teachings she learned from Salish elders in Tiqilip Community Singers. In the pursuit of helping themselves and others reclaim a culture that was denied to them, D.R.U.M.C practices love unity, inclusivity, acceptance, Indigenous languages, stories, and songs.
We will be coming together to gather, learn and sing on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Stó:lō People. Specifically Semá:th (Sumas), Mathexwi (Matsqui) and Nooksack (Lexwsá:q) Peoples, and the lodging home for the Fraser Valley Métis Association which also serves Laq’ámel (Mission).
9:00 am – Arrival and check-in
9:15 to 9:30 am – drum circle begins
~10:30 am – closing circle
Mámele’awt Indigenous Education Centre
3277 Gladwin Road
*come around the back of the centre
Please park in the designated parking area and come around to the back of the centre to sign in.
We will be outside so please dress according to the weather and bring your chairs.
Contact FVMA for more information