See each other the way the moon sees the sun; vastly different and equally important.
She Keeps the Feathers... Dawn Setford (Mary Francis Whiteman) Iehstoseranónnha is Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk), Wakhskare:wake (Bear Clan) and a Feather Keeper. Her territory is St.Regis/Akwesasne.
Her family was one of several Kanien'kehá:ka families from Akwesasne that settled on the banks of Moira Lake, Madoc, Ontario.
Dawn is the founder and president of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada (a Canada Not-for-profit Corporation) and owner at Pass The Feather.
First National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
On September 30, 2021, Dawn and the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada facilitated the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Parliament Hill, Ottawa. With a focus of supporting survivors and families of Indian Residential schools and all victims of Indian child apprehension programs.
On this day, we memorialize the little children who died from abuse, neglect, violence and loneliness and we honour them with songs, warmth and hope for a better future for all children.
Join us again September 30, 2022 on Parliament Hill.