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Building Bridges of Understanding

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Tuesday, OCT 24th

4pm-9pm, Free Event!

Embark on a cultural journey like no other: "Building Bridges of Understanding", a transformative workshop uniting indigenous communities from Mexico and Canada, in collaboration with the Native Women's Association of Canada. Join us for the second edition of this event!



4:00 pm Welcoming remarks by Fabiola Yzeta-Vincent, Executive Director of the Day of the Dead Festival in Canada

4:05 pm  Welcoming remarks by Rocio Mesina, Events Manager of the Native Women's Association of Canada

4:10 pm Remarks by Belen Mosqueda, Member of the indigenous Mayan Council of Toronto Waxaq’Ib Q’ ojooom

4:20 pm Remarks by Verna McGregor, President of the Algonquin Cultural Institute

4:35 pm Remarks by Ingrid Berlanga, Cultural Attache of the Mexican Embassy in Canada

4:40 pm Indigenous blessing and remarks by Glenda Stevens, Algonquin Elder-in-training from Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg unceded, unsurrendered territory.

5:00 pm Remarks by Sarai Garcia, Director of Oaxaca Cultural

5:15 pm Remarks by Nicandro Lopez Matus, international fashion designer from Oaxaca and proud owner of the renowned fashion house Xochitl Matus in Mexico

5:30 pm Sampling of traditional dishes from Oaxaca, prepared by the visiting Chef Diana Lissette de Luis from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

6:00 pm Musical presentation by “Trío Oaxaca", special guests from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

7:00 pm Conversational tables

8:30 pm End of the event

120 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 2K1

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