Earth Day: Celebrating Mother Earth and Spring
The second annual celebration of Earth Day at Artpark will capture the interconnectedness and symbiotic relationship of the Natural World seen from the indigenous lens by building awareness of the importance to live in harmony with nature, to show our gratitude and love to Mother Earth for all the life-sustaining gifts she continues to provide for us.
Airing on Artpark’s Facebook page on April 22nd, 2022 viewers will give thanks and greetings to our relatives that show us the first signs of Spring; from the Robin and the songs of their offspring to the delicate tree blossom, the spring greens of the leaves and grass, the fresh spring smell which surrounds you and to the rushing sounds of the Niagara River.
We come together in this circle to celebrate with traditional Haudenosaunee songs, dances, teachings, and storytelling. Earth Day is every day and every day we should rightfully focus on living in harmony, peace, and respect with one another and all living things. Every day we should be reminded that what we do to one part of the web of life, we do to ourselves. Journey along as we recite the Thanksgiving Address - Ohen:ton Karihwatehkwen - which not only communicates spiritual wisdom but also teaches us practical life lessons.
*Time subject to change.