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Mādahòkì Farm kicks off second annual Tagwagi festival with reconciliation dinner honouring survivors of residential and day schools, ’60s Scoop
Trudy Metcalfe-Coe, the head chef at Mādahòkì Farm, says that while politicians, dignitaries and the like are welcome at Friday’s celebratory dinner, they won’t be the guests of honour.
A small herd of Ojibway Spirit Horses found a home at Mādahòkì Farm, an Indigenous experiences attraction in Ottawa. The CBC’s Hallie Cotnam dropped by and met up Trina Mather-Simard.
In a colourful skirt adorned with stylized horses, Trina Mather-Simard clutched the beaded halter of a gentle mare that was more interested in munching grass than meeting visitors.
Madahòkì, which means “to share the land”, is intended to be a safe space where Indigenous communities can reconnect with the land through both healing and wellness programs and social enterprise opportunities.
The Mādahòkì Farm sits on about 65 hectares of traditional Algonquin land in what is known as the city of Ottawa’s Greenbelt area in the west end.
Mādahòkì is the Algonquin word for “share the land”
Indigenous Experiences began leasing the land earlier this month.
The organization’s executive director says the project is all about connecting to the land.
Indigenous Experiences, producers of the annual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, have created a new attraction in the National Capital Commission Greenbelt to present culinary experiences and other agricultural presentations from an Indigenous perspective.
Indigenous Experiences, the producers of the annual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival and an award-winning attraction at the Canadian Museum of History, along with the National Capital Commission, are proud to announce a new tourism experience in the Greenbelt that builds on the growing interest in agritourism, farm-to-table culinary experiences and authentic cultural experiences from an Indigenous perspective