Event Details

Saturday, May 20th, 2023
|  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Spring Awakens

Spring Awakens at Artpark: Preparing, celebrating and honouring Mother Earth along with the Flower Moon and a special Reawakening and Renewal ceremony at the Native American Peace Garden!

All are welcomed to join us in celebrating May’s Flower Moon and preparing the Native American Peace Garden for the growing season. This Moon is important as the flowers and medicines are given life and begin to bloom. The day will open with smudging, a traditional Thanksgiving Address and a special reawakening and renewal ceremony between the Six Nations and Artpark by“Polishing the Covenant Chain” with Dr. Joe Stahlman and Dr. Richard Hamell.

Come in circle with gratitude, love and respect to our Mother the Earth, the Flower Moon and join us with traditional Indigenous songs, dances, teachings, Storytelling and planting to honor our plant world. All ages are welcome and please bring your gardening tools should you wish to partake in getting your hands in the soil , work the garden and help her awaken from her winter blanket.

This event is free to attend! In the event of rain, we will meet at the covered pavilion shelter near the Native American Peace Garden and Emerald Grove.