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Gathering: Festival of First Nations Stories

June 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - June 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Programs are being hosted by the Chippewas of Rama First Nation and St. Paul’s Centre and we are grateful to work collaboratively with the Gojijing Truth and Reconciliation Roundtable, Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle, Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin and the Simcoe District School Board and Reconciliation Canada.

With special guests:
Armand Garnet Ruffo, Brenda Wastasecoot, Chief Lady Bird, Cynthia Wesley Esquimaux, Drew Hayden Taylor, JP Longboat, Karen McBride, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Michelle Good, S.P. Joseph Lyons, and Sherry Lawson.

Gathering is a free literary festival featuring First Nations stories and writers. Two ticketed concerts, one featuring Tom Wilson and one featuring Tomson Highway, are also part of this event.
All information about the event can be found here:


Chippewas of Rama First Nations
(705) 325-3611
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Rama Community Hall
5950 Rama Rd
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