Niagara Glen, Niagara on the Lake

The Launch of “Rekindling All Our Relations”

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This Saturday, June 1, join us for the official launch of Rekindling All Our Relations – An Indigenous Audio Tour of the Niagara Glen. Coinciding with National Indigenous History Month, the event will feature special guest speakers, including Perry Ground, world-renowned Haudenosaunee storyteller, as well as musical performances by award-winning singer-songwriter Darryl Tonemah and Sabrina Shawana from the award-winning group Strong Water Singers.

Learn about the significant connection between nature and Niagara’s rich Indigenous history at the launch of this brand-new audio tour.

Event Itinerary

Saturday, June 1, 2024

9:45 a.m. – Music by Darryl Tonemah
Darryl Tonemah is an award-winning Native American (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora) singer-songwriter, actor, author and health psychologist.

10:00 a.m. – Welcome remarks and thanksgiving by Grandmother Jackie Labonte

10:15 a.m. – Remarks by representatives from Niagara Parks
Niagara Parks Chair, Bob Gale
Niagara Parks Foundation Director, Sylvie Chartrand-Rafi

10:20 a.m. – Background and inspiration of the tour by Michele-Elise Burnett
Michele-Elise Burnett is President of Kakekalanicks and Landscape of Nations 360, Creator and Artistic Director of Celebration of Nations, Indigenous Producer of Arts at Art Park and Artistic Producer of the Strawberry Moon Festival

10:25 a.m. – Cultural connections to the Niagara River and Niagara Glen by Perry Ground
Perry Ground is a world-renowned educator and storyteller from the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation

10:30 a.m. – Ceremony ends with performance by Sabrina Shawana from the Strong Water Singers
Strong Water Singers are an award-winning Indigenous collective of drummers from the Niagara region


The Details

Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Niagara Glen, 3050 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON

Admission: RSVP to attend for free

About Rekindling All Our Relations

Rekindling All Our Relations – An Indigenous Audio Tour of the Niagara Glen was curated by Indigenous community member Michele-Elise Burnett, audio-engineered by Indigenous community member William Riech Jr. and supported by the Niagara Parks Foundation. Both Burnett and Riech are Metis with Algonquin roots and are members of the Bear Clan. 

This self-guided tour is a mix of traditional and bespoke musical creations portraying lessons and stories through an Indigenous lens. Free for the public, immerse yourself in Indigenous teachings focused on cultivating a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the spectacular natural environment of the Niagara Glen.  



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