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Chatham Daily News
The public is invited to witness a week-long gathering “Rekindle Tecumseh’s Vision” starting at Walpole Island First Nation with a parade to honour veterans and fallen warriors at noon on Sunday.
An outdoor historical conference with both academic and community-based historians speaking on the First Nations role in the War of 1812 runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday.
A full agenda of the history conference is available at bkejwanong.ca.
On Tuesday, First Nation members will honour the newly restored veterans memorial and Tecumseh Monument adjacent to the Anglican Church grounds starting with a sunrise ceremony at 6 a.m., followed by a pipe ceremony and water ceremony.
The unveiling of the monument will take place at 11 a.m., and a feast for community and visitors will follow at noon. The ceremony will finish with a social from 1-3 p.m.
The seven-day gathering will continue with events held at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee-Delaware First Nation on Wednesday Oct. 2. The final three days will take place at Delaware Nation in Moraviantown, culminating with a traditional feast for Tecumseh and the fallen warriors on Oct. 5.
For more information, visit sfns.org.