Meet the Ojiibikens, who gather every Sunday at Evergreen Brick Works to learn language, culture and food together.
Published on October 09, 2019
Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network is an Indigenous-led non-profit offering land, food and culture based programming in Toronto and the surrounding area. In Anishinaabemowin, Ojibiikaan means “root”. Much like roots, the organization is based on nourishing and anchoring people to their land and to each other.
Ojibiikaan runs a mobile child-focused program – Ojiibikens – where families with children between 0-6 reclaim and rebuild land-based skills through coming together for hands-on, outdoor learning. In Anishinaabemowin, Ojiibikens means “little root”.
Led by Joanne Keeshig, Ojiibikens brings together a community of Indigenous families every Sunday at Evergreen Brick Works, where children and adults inspire each other to learn language, culture and food together.
On a Sunday this month, we joined the Ojiibikens to share some of the incredible work being done within this community.