The Exploring Indigenous Roots program engages community members in conversations that promote respect, reciprocity, and reconciliation by providing an educational series of programs that engage in cross-cultural dialogue and shared experiences.

Register through our Events Calendar

Lectures and workshops

Moccasin Identifier

Create a visual reminder to recognize and honour Indigenous heritage and culture. 

Understanding Truth and Reconciliation: 94 Calls to Action

Grandmothers Voice will shine a light on education as a pathway to reconciliation for people of all ages.

Registration opens September 2 and closes September 28.

The Orange Shirt Story

Phyllis Webstad shares the story behind Orange Shirt Day, when orange is worn to honour residential school survivors.

Registration opens September 2 and closes October 22.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Grandmothers Voice considers the legacy we will leave for those who come after us and how education will help prevent violence and keep Indigenous women and girls safe. 

Registration opens September 2 and closes October 27.

We Are Still Here: The Mississaugas of the Credit

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the history of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and treaties relevant to Halton Region.

Registration opens August 31 and closes November 1.

 Bead Stringing: A Virtual Workshop

Join Naomi Smith and learn the technique of basic bead stringing using glass beads and an Indigenous hairpipe bead.

Registration opens September 13 and closes October 15.

Author talks

An Evening with Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane

Author Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane discusses powwow culture in North America. 

Registration opens September 2 and closes October 7.

An Evening with Harold R. Johnson

Cree Author Harold Johnson discusses his books, his writing process and more.

Registration opens August 31 and closes October 12.

An Evening with Alicia Elliott

Mohawk Author, Alicia Elliott discusses her book A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, her writing process and more.

Registration opens August 31 and closes November 6.

Film screenings and discussions

Our People Will Be Healed

Join us to discuss Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed.

Registration opens July 22 and closes September 21. Film is available for streaming from September 8 – 22, 2021.

Birth of a Family

Betty Ann Adams joins us to discuss the film, Birth of a Family.

Registration opens July 22 and closes October 20. Film is available for streaming from October 6 - 20, 2021.

Jordan River Anderson, the Messenger

Join us to discuss the story of Jordan River Anderson.

Registration opens July 22 and closes November 16. Film is available for streaming from November 3-17, 2021.