Strawberries and the Mishkodeh event in Bobcaygeon

By Lindsay Advocate

The Mishkodeh Centre for Indigenous Knowledge is organizing an event called ‘Strawberries and the Mishkodeh’ on Saturday, June 17 at 11 am. The gathering will take place outside at 50 Canal Street in Bobcaygeon, near the FLO Charging Station. The event aims to bring the community together and celebrate Indigenous culture and knowledge.

The program includes a welcome by Chief Keith Knott of Curve Lake First Nation, a Strawberry Teaching session by Anne Taylor, the Community Anishinaabemowin Coordinator for CLFN. There will also be drumming and dancing by Dorothy Taylor, a Mississauga Ojibwe Elder from CLFN, and Brittany Taylor, the owner of Wildwood Studio. In addition, there will be a brief history of the Mishkodeh and words to honor National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Indian Tacos will be provided by Pow Wow Bus, and local strawberries will be served with Kawartha Dairy ice cream. The event aims to create a space for education, cultural exchange, and community building.

The Mishkodeh Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (MCIK) is a special project that was established as a joint effort between local First Peoples and settlers in the region. It received charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency and is partnered with the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes to support and promote fundraising efforts.

Individuals and organizations interested in supporting the MCIK can donate through the Mishkodeh Centre for Indigenous Knowledge link on the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes website ( The website provides donate buttons for convenient contributions, and tax receipts are automatically issued and delivered via email.

The MCIK’s goal is to go beyond one annual event and make a lasting difference by supporting and promoting Indigenous knowledge, culture, and reconciliation efforts in the community.

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