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upcoming Events

Keep an eye on this page for upcoming events & registration information! 

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Join us in RiverMill Park
Huntsville On.


                Sacred Strength Ribbon skirt Exhibition
                            A student led reconciliation experience

   Muskoka Arts and Crafts Gallery
63 Manitoba St. Bracebridge Ontario

"Sewing is becoming a lost art  in this world of fast fashion. Most of my students are new to sewing, it is not something they grew up with. If they do know a bit about sewing it is often their grandmother that showed them how to thread a needle or sew on a button. These skirts are not perfect, they are not sewn by master sewers. They are sewn by teenagers who want to share with you their new learning, their personal experience and their newfound Indigenous knowledge."

Connie Verkuyl, Fashion teacher
Huron Heights Secondary School Kitchener Ontario 


May 31-June 22, 2024

 Past EveNts

     Our past events and milestones. 


Opening Reception

Muskoka Arts and Craft Gallery   May 31, 2024


Sacred Strength:
An Indigenous ribbon Skirt Installation 

Hope Arises Project Inc. is proud to present, Sacred Strength, an Indigenous ribbon skirt installation. Hope Arises Project founder and president, Joyce Jonathan Crone, travelled to Huron Heights Secondary School to share her knowledge of Indigenous ribbon skirts and cultural practices with grade 11/12 fashion students. The students spent a month sewing and crafting unique skirts, they wrote profound emotion filled reflections on their connection and the humbling experience.

Ribbon skirts reflect our connection to Mother Earth, to one another and to our value as Indigenous women.


Through this exhibit, student seamstresses hope you will find peace, relationship, and community. It is their expression of Truth and Reconciliation. 

Contact info@hopearises for information on hosting the exhibition at your gallery or studio. 


  Orange ribbon
rolling workshop

     June 2    

    Huntsville Public Library

    Everyone            welcome


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Remember with us

Orange ribbon rolling 

"We die twice in life, once when we die, and a second time when no one says our name or remembers us."


     Circle of Strength: Ribbon skirt making and cultural teaching
Honoring MMIWG

                                     May 7, 2024 from 9:00am-4:00pm 
                                    The Huntsville Public Library

 Registration necessary-contact the library/spots limited


MMIWG Mocmile

      Walk to Remember  Walk to honour


                                               Walk begins: 9am

                                    Welcome  8:45am

                         Wear RED or carry a RED dress



Thank you for your support.

Hope Arises celebrates ONE year 
as a not for profit!

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Hope Arises  Orange Shirts 2023

Local student, Alice D., from Muskoka Montessori School was selected to design this year's orange shirt. 

Thank you for purchasing an orange shirt.


Orange Shirt Day 2023

Thank you to all those were present on September 30 to honour, listen, learn and remember. Kana':ta -Canada in Mohawk, means "village",  that everyone has a role and responsibility, everyone is cared for and no one goes without, and that we keep each other safe and maintain peace in our community. 

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Stand in Silence 2023

The Town of Bracebridge joined Huntsville in community solidarity to be voices for the voiceless. 

In remembrance of our Indigenous children found and those yet to be. 

National Indigenous Peoples Day


We have partnered with the Town of Huntsville and the Huntsville Festival of the Arts in planning this year's National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations in downtown Huntsville, ON. The event will take place beginning at 4:00 pm on June 21 at Rivermill Park and will feature Indigenous vendors; live entertainment by JUNO award-nominated Shawnee Kish; and an opportunity to view Hope Arises Project Inc.'s Sacred Strength: Indigenous Ribbon Skirts art installation. All are welcome!

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