A space for Indigenous art & culture along the northern shores of Lake Ontario.

We are Indigenous & non-Indigenous people sharing, celebrating, & creating.
A Nonprofit organization founded & managed by local Indigenous people from varying Nations, based in South Mississauga.

Mural, Lynn Taylor

Upcoming FREE! community events:

Drumming Circle

Join us for our next drumming circle Thursday, January 25th, led by Young Elder Philip Cote. No experience is necessary and we will have extra drums and shakers for those who don’t have their own.

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024  (no registration required)
Time: 6:00 p.m. (note the later start time) There will be no cooking class but we will provide soup and bannock. So enjoy some food and meet fellow drummers.
          7:00 p.m. Drumming circle                                        
Location: Unitarian Congregation Mississauga, Main Hall, 84 S. Service Rd, Mississauga (free parking)
Cost: This is a no-fee event but cash donations are accepted for teachings.

Seedy Saturday Mississauga

Join us for another Seedy Saturday.

Workshops, seed swap and more.

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm 

Location: Unitarian Congregation Mississauga, Founders Hall, 84 S. Service Rd, Mississauga (free parking)
Cost: $2.00 entry includes door prize ticket

8th Fire Film Series

Join us for special monthly film screenings starting in February with “Broken Angel” and a video introduction by award-winning filmmaker Jules Koostashinin. 

No registration is required. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Location: Unitarian Congregation Mississauga, Founders Hall, 84 S. Service Rd, Mississauga (free parking)
Cost: Free. Donations are appreciated.

Broken Angel
Feb. 21 2024 7pm

With a special video intro by flimmaker Jules Koostashinin

Night Raiders
Mar 20 2024 7pm

From Executive Producer Taika Waititi

Beans
Apr. 17 2024 7pm

With a special in-person talk by one of the co-writers/executive producers

Past Events:

NUPOP in Mississauga

December 16th, 2023 at 2:00 pm

NUPOP, short for “Nunavut Pop,” is your ticket to celebrating and promoting the incredible talent of Inuit artists. NUPOP South is a one-week-only mini tour in December 2023, presented by Hitmakerz in collaboration with Eagle Spirits of the Great Water and Unitarian Congregation Mississauga. Highlighting the sounds of Nunavut, this immersive concert experience and workshop will be hosted at 84 S Service Rd, Mississauga, ON, L5G 2R9. Following the success of the first NUPOP 2022 concert and workshop series in Iqaluit, we’re back and excited to bring this experience to audiences in Ontario. 

 NUPOP South 2023 will be featuring Angela Amarualik and introducing Leo Matthew Temela. Angela is an award-winning Inuk singer born and raised in Igloolik, Nunavut. She has extensive experience in the music industry and recently recorded her second album with Grammy-winning producer, Chris Birkett. Leo Matthew Temela is an up-and-coming Inuk hip-hop artist from Kimmirut, Nunavut who is in the process of recording his debut album with Grammy award winner, Matt Snell of Genesis Sound Inc. and Robbie Brett. Please join us on December 16th, 2023 at 2:00 pm for music, refreshments, and snacks. Doors open at 1:30pm.


Sign up for this free music event here: https://bit.ly/NUPOPUCM


4th Annual Art Mashkiki Indigenous Art Exhibit
Please join Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters Indigenous Arts and Cultures for our 4th annual Art Mashkiki Indigenous Art Exhibit! 

Art Mashkiki Exhibit
Take in art created by Indigenous artists from all over Turtle Island, learn about history, culture and reconciliation.

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9

Open to the public September 27th – October 12th Hours:
– Tues, Wed, Thur 10am-6pm
– Sat, Sun 10am-2pm

Opening Night: Friday, September 29th,  6:30 pm- 9:30 pm
6:45 pm – Workshop: Intro to Woodland Style painting, by Todd Jamieson,
pre register at admin@eaglespirits.ca ($15.00)
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Speakers: Chief Stacey Laforme, Barry Gilbert, Young Elder Philip Cote, Todd Jamieson
7:309:00 pm – Workshop: Healing & Connection Through Sage Medicine Bundles, by Laura Lee Therrien
7:309:00 pm – Live music by Eoah Argos

3rd Annual Gathering and Healing Ceremony
Please join us in honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Orange Shirt Day with Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters Indigenous Arts and Cultures! 
We invite you and your family to a celebration of culture, community, and arts. 

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 & October 1, 2023
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Small Arms Inspection Building, Outdoors
1352 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9

Indigenous Art Exhibition, Drummers, Dancers, Story Telling, Arts, Traditional Food, Sacred Fires, Indigenous Vendors, and Children’s Activities

There’s something for everyone! 
This is an event you definitely won’t want to miss!

Celebrating the richness of indigenous cultures, the power of unity, and the spirit of togetherness!

Saturday September 30 2023:
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day

• Orange Shirts for sale
• 10:30 am – Help create ‘Every Child Matters’ Flags
• 12:30 pm – Intro with Eagle Spirit drummers
• 1:00 pm – Opening song and dance – Orange Shirt Day speech
• 1:30 pm – Drumming/Dancing – various styles
• 2:30 pm – Sarazin Spirit Art Showcase with Brian Sarazin
• 3:15 pm – Contemporary Music Showcase with Jared Bigcanoe

Sunday October 1 2023:
• 11:00 am – Drumming/Dancing
• 1:00 pm – Drumming/Dancing, including Lisa Odjij, Female World Champion Hoop Dancer
2:00 pm – Healing Ceremony by Young Elder Philip Cote

Both Days 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Indigenous artisan vendors
• Traditional Indigenous food
• Children’s activities: dream catcher making, colouring, beading, small flag making
• Drummers, dancers, singers and other live entertainment by Indigenous people from across Turtle Island
• Eagle Spirits Drumming Circle

Event entrance is free and everyone is welcome’


National Indigenous People’s Day Community BBQ
Join us in honouring Indigenous Peoples Day with Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters! 
We are thrilled to invite you to a vibrant celebration of culture, community, and mouthwatering food at our FREE outdoor BBQ. 

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Lakefront Promenade Park, Picnic Area B – 115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga, ON L5E 3G9

Live Music: Get ready to groove to the rhythm of Dwayne LaForme’s Boogie Blues Band (6:30-8:30pm)


Immerse yourself in some captivating tunes and indulge in a mouthwatering array of options, including sizzling BBQ delights for meat lovers and delectable plant-based options for our vegetarian and vegan friends. There’s something for everyone! 
But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Quench your thirst with our refreshing strawberry juice, bursting with natural sweetness, and be sure to save room for our luscious strawberry desserts that are simply irresistible. 
This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Come together with friends, family, and the community as we honour Indigenous Peoples Day and create unforgettable memories. Don’t miss out in celebrating the richness of indigenous cultures, the power of unity, and the spirit of togetherness!


*Title, white text orange background* An Indigenous Art Exhibition

September 28 - October 13, 2022
at THE SMALL ARMS INSPECTION BUILDING

1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Public Hours:
Tues-Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am to 2pm
(Note: Fri. Sept. 30 is closed for viewing)

*right side clip-art image of two feathers with leather tie at quill end, two images of past exhibition stacked like scrap book.*

*Logos at bottom, left to right: Edenshaw, Ontario Trillium Foundation, City of Mississauga, Lakeview Community Partners Limited, Brightwater A Port Credit Waterfront Community Development*

Indigenous Art Exhibition:

Come stop by the Small Arms Inspection Building Sept. 28th – October. 13th for our third annual Indigenous Art Exhibition.


Public Hours:
Tues – Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat & Sun: 10am to 2pm
(Note: closed for viewing Fri. Sept. 30th)
1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga ON

We were very fortunate to be accepted by a few groups in their grant contributions this year.  So we would like to send a special thank you to The Ontario Trillium Foundation for their sponsorship in our upcoming weekend of events.  We would like to include another thank you to The Community Foundations of Canada and The City of Mississauga for their sponsorship towards this event too!

We are also grateful that the local community developers contributed to our event…Thank you to Lakeview Community Partners, Edenshaw and Brightwater for your kind donations!

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*Orange background, three white feathers at top, five performing artists’ images, sponsor logos on bottom*

Orange Shirt Day & National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Friday September 30th, 2022

FREE Outdoor Concert
ALL AGES!

Live Music from 6pm-10pm!
Bring Your Own Chair!

Every Child Matters items & Native Food will be available for purchase!

*Performing artists’ images top center, then left to right*
Dwayne LaForme’s Bougie Blues
Mr. Sauga
Elija Manitowabi
Painted Sky
Nanookaasi Ogichidaa


Join us for and evening of Live Music by Native Musicians
1352 Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga

Presented by:
*Organizer and sponsors, left to right*
Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters, City of Mississauga, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Edenshaw, Brightwater a Port Credit Waterfront Community Development, Lakeview Community Partners*

Orange Shirt Day 2022

Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters would like to welcome the community for the event we are hosting in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 30th.
6-10pm

There will be amazing live music from a great line up of Indigenous performers, great food and lots of orange shirts! Not to worry if you don’t have your own orange shirt, there will be some for sale on site.
All ages are welcome! Please remember to bring your own chairs for the concert.

Small Arms Inspection Building grounds, 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga

2nd Annual Gathering and Healing Ceremony and Arts Exhibition

On October 1st and October 2nd, Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters will be hosting our 2nd annual Native Gathering and Healing Ceremony, and 3rd Indigenous Art Exhibition.
From Traditional Ceremonies and Dances to Native Artisans, there will be something for everyone!

Admission is free and this will be a family friendly weekend event, a children’s craft table will be present.

Performances, Ceremonies, and Vendors will be located outside of the Small Arms Inspection Building and the Indigenous Art Exhibition will be inside the main gallery space of the SAIB.

Located at 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga

Lakeshore Rd, and Dixie rd, this location is accessible by both MiWay and TTC services.
Bike and car parking available on site and nearby.

Saturday October 1st, 10am-4pm
Sunday October 2nd, 10am-2pm


We hope that you will join us for this special time!

Volunteer Opportunity:

We are looking for extra hands to help us with setting up and tearing down tents on Saturday and Sunday, as well as to help vendors carry their wares to booths. If you would like to volunteer please reach out to  info@eaglespirits.ca.
Saturday 8am-10am, Sunday 2:30pm-5pm.

Saturday 28th May 2022, Monarch Mud Toss:

Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters, The Creative Hub 1352 and the TRCA, would like to invite our Community to bring out their children and participate in the 4th instalment of the Monarch Project. 
      
Free Parking and easy Miway+TTC access at the Small Arms Building parking lot, foot of Dixie and Lakeshore Rd. E. Mississauga.
                                                                                                 

Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters presents the 4th “Monarch Mud Toss” in the outdoor “Arsenal Lands” area at the SAIB. (Rain or shine event!)
Things will get muddy so dress appropriately. Everyone is welcome, this is a family friendly event!


What is the Monarch Project?:
The Monarch Project was started in July 2016 to help preserve and enhance new habitat for the Monarch Butterfly, as well as all the additional pollinators whose populations have seriously diminished in recent years.
We will be adding wildflower seeds to mud and making seedy mud balls for tossing in the field all around the ponds. Mother Nature then takes time to break it down with the wind, rain, and snow, to eventually become new wildflowers! ????????????
Please bring your kids, dressed in clothes you don’t mind getting muddy, and help to save the natural habitat of our Community.
Join us and have a great Saturday afternoon in the park helping to save the Monarchs!

Free- But bring clothes that can get dirty.
Running: Saturday May 28th , 1-3pm
Small Arms Inspection Building, 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga


Past 2021 events and exhibitions:

EVENTS WILL PROCEED RAIN or SHINE!

Indigenous Gathering and Celebration:

Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters: Indigenous Arts & Cultures gathers and welcomes all to a weekend of Indigenous events and exhibitions!
 
Come out the second weekend of October to explore and discover Indigenous culture; art, dancing, drumming, singing, ceremony, foods, and more!
With plenty of canopy tents we’ll be prepared for a great weekend no matter the weather!
Running from October 8th-10th:
 
Friday, October 8th:     6pm-7pm Opening Ceremony

Saturday, October 9th:
· Craft Vendors 10am-4pm

· Healing Ceremony  12pm

· Drumming,
Singing, Dancing ~1pm-2:30pm

· Traditional Foods for Lunch 12:30pm
Bison stew
Bannock
Bear Paws
Three Sisters Soup
(vegetarian)
 
Sunday, October 10th: 11am to 2pm Closing Ceremony
· Light food fare provided
Blueberry bannock
Cornbread muffins

We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces for this fantastic long weekend event!


We present “A Story of the Three Sisters Garden”!
Join us at the Small Arms Community Garden Sunday, August 15th to meet one of our program director and educator, Kandy Kennedy who will share the story of the Three Sisters Garden as well as show the progress of our garden’s growth in the Ecosource Small Arms Gardens.
What: Story telling and knowledge sharing of the Three Sisters and companion growing of corn, squash, and beans.
 
When: day, August 15th at 10am-10:45pm.
 
Where: Ecosource Small Arms Community Gardens
1352 Lakeshore Rd. E, Mississauga Ont.

Check out our progress of our garden so far in our “Past Events” section!



Supported by CreativeHub 1352 and Ecosource.


We invite you to join us for the Eagle Spirits Mocc-a-thon along Lakeshore Road on Saturday, August 7th.
 
Starting at the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) with a smudge, we will walk along Lakeshore Road to Port Credit Memorial Park / Credit River and then back to SAIB.
 
What: Eagle Spirits Mocc-a-thon – our version of a walk-a-thon. Wear your moccasins or runners!
 
When: Saturday, August 7th at 9:30am start, arrive 15-30 minutes early to register and participate in the smudging ceremony.
 
Where: SAIB to Port Credit Memorial Park / Credit River and then back to SAIB (10KM in total)
 
Why: All funds will go to the Indigenous Healing Ceremony / Art Exhibit and gathering in October 2021 (stay tuned for more details)

To donate or download a pledge form, email us at:
info@eaglespirits.ca