Indigenous Roots Day

with Indigenous Roots Orleans/Ottawa East

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

10:00 am - 4:30 pm


3 Workshops with supplies provided

Indigenous Lunch

Beverage, Offerings, etc.

We are no longer accepting spots

That said, you can still donate to the Indigenous Roots organisation by donating below! 100% of the moneys for this event is going to the Indigenous facilitators, caterer & attendees.

No experience needed

Everyone welcome: Indigenous, two-spirit, men, womxn, non-indigenous.

(due to the limitation in number of participants because of COVID-19, the event is currently open to adults only. 

Thank you for understanding.)

The Healing Circle Farm and the Indigenous Roots Orleans/Ottawa East community are partnering together to provide a day for people to come together and have a safe space for cultural teachings and community sharing, with Mother Nature.

There will be 3 workshops lead by Indigenous people, locally made indigenous food for lunch, and refreshments available. All supplies needed for the workshops will be provided.

Breakdown of the day:

9:30 am - Slow arrival at the farm to enjoy Nature & Animals (Optional)

10:00 am - Fireside circle opening & smudging

10:30 am - Birch bark workshop (Lili Miller)

11:45 pm- Bathroom break + lunch at fireside (catered by Liberty Rivers)

Gluten-free & vegetarian options will be available

1 pm - Beading workshop (Stephanie Lecavalier)

an option to buy an additional kit to take home will be available on site. Cash only. $20/each

3 pm - Storytelling & Drumming circle (Grandmother Francine)

You can bring your drum. There will also be some drums available for use

4:15pm - Fireside closing circle


To reserve your spot to this event, please make a donation below, accompanied with sending an email at advising us.

Compassion rate:

If you self-identify as an Indigenous person and would like a compassion rate or sponsorship, please send us an email!

Wondering how much to donate?

Here is a breakdown of the costs for this event:

Birch Bark Workshop ($15/person)

Beading Workshop ($15/person)

Smudging education + Drumming circle ($15/person)

Indigenous lunch ($22.50/person)

{Total of $67.50/person}

(There will also be beverages, an offering, etc. not included in the prices above)




Please consider sponsoring an Indigenous community member who would otherwise be unable to attend this event


If you cannot attend the event but would like to donate to the Indigenous Roots organization, we would like to encourage you to do so by clicking the link above. 100% of moneys for this event will be used for Indigenous attendees an/or going towards the Indigenous Roots facilitators & organization.

Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to gathering with you!

You can also donate by using the above button, or by sending an etransfer to and add

"Indigenous" in the reason for transfer.

Note on the Investment Cost:

Althought we have purchased this land & home; I don't see it as being "my land". I believe that nature is for every living being and that all should find safe space here.

I also acknowledge that the land upon which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mohawk and Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin).

Based on your financial situation, if paying the full price would cause you to be less secure in your ability to meet your basic food, health, housing or essential transport needs please reach out to us. We offer payment plans, sliding scale & scholarship options. Please send us an email at so we may discuss the best option for you. 

All retreats are non-refundable and no credits can be given at this time; but if you are unable to attend after registration is completed, we invite you to transfer your spot to someone of your choice.

The Healing Circle Farm is an outdoor retreat space and runs rain or shine. We have outdoor shelters to accomodate in case of rain, and a fire to warm us. We ask that you watch for the day's weather conditions and dress accordingly before making your way. 

That said, in case of severe weather storms, the event will be cancelled or moved and then a credit will remain on your account. All participants will be contacted in advance.