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Peel Aboriginal Network - Native Art - First Nations Art in Mississauga, Brampton and Peel Region.
HOURS OF OPERATION 
Regular office hours:
Monday          
10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday          
10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday   
10am - 5:30pm
Thursday           
10am - 5:30pm
Friday               
10am - 5:30pm
Saturday         
Closed
Sunday       
Closed

Peel Aboriginal Network is an Indigenous Friendship Centre committed to supporting the Aboriginal community in the Region of Peel. A member of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

Peel Aboriginal Network
208 Britannia Road East, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON, L4Z 1S6 
Phone: 905-712-4PAN (4726) 

Fax: 905-712-9803  

info@peelaboriginalnetwork.com

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About Peel Aboriginal Network

The Region of Peel is situated in the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) was established in 2003 by a group of local Aboriginal residents.  A formal Circle of Directors was formed in 2007, and in the following year PAN was incorporated as a non-profit organization. In 2009 PAN opened as a Cultural Center to provide a social setting to foster cultural awareness and education, and provide services  and support to the Aboriginal community in the Region of Peel. 

We are conveniently located on the Mississauga and Brampton border.  208 Britannia Road East can be accessed by Hurontario Street and traveling east or Kennedy Road South and traveling west. Unit 1 is located in the middle of the complex.   We are easily accessible by Public Transit or car.

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Peel Aboriginal Network. 208 Britannia Road East, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON, L4Z 1S6 - Phone: 905-712-4PAN (4726) 


Peel Aboriginal Network Staff

Kris Noakes

Kris Noakes

Executive Director

Maja Kaldesic

Maja Kaldesic

Services & Programs Manager

Sage Longclaws

Sage Longclaws

Barrister & Solicitor

Brittany Wylie

Brittany Wylie

Community Intake Coordinator

Allan Stanger

Allan Stanger

Housing and Outreach Coordinator

Charleen Ayeni

Charleen Ayeni

Aboriginal Court Worker

Carrington Christmas

Carrington Christmas

Aboriginal Youth Worker

Roxanne Kropf

Roxanne Kropf

Child & Youth Mental Health Worker

Darryl Day

Darryl Day

Child & Youth Addictions Worker


ABORIGINAL SERVICES

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Aboriginal Housing Services
Food and Clothing Bank
Employment Counseling
Traditional Healing and Wellness
Aboriginal Legal Services
Aboriginal Family Mediation
Aboriginal Youth Services
Indigenous Alternative School

ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS

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Drum Workshops
Drumming Circles
Music Lessons
Movie Nights
Traditional Arts & Crafts
Dream Catcher workshops
Beading
Regalia Workshops
Nutritional Bingo
Full Moon Ceremonies
Talking Circles
Community Education

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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INTERIM CHAIR

Kris Noakes


Kris Noakes is Anishinaabe and citizen of Nipissing First Nation. She is active in the community as a member of the Region of Peel’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Community Advisory Board (CAB), and in a First Nations advisory role on the City of Mississauga’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, on First Nation, Metis and Inuit Advisory Circle for the Peel District School Board (PDSB) and on the First Nation, Metis and Inuit Toronto Area Education Leads for the Aboriginal Education Office of the Ministry of Education.

In addition, she is a member of a School Parent Council for the PDSB and has joined Mississauga’s new chapter of 100 Women Who Care.

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TREASURER

Marianne Moreno

 

Marianne Moreno is Metis and is a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO).  Marianne is also a volunteer with the MNO Regional Advisory Committee for Education and Training. Marianne is a Senior Trust Analyst, employed with the Ontario Public Service.

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SECRETARY

Deana DeGrace

 

Deana DeGrace is a bilingual Métis lawyer currently employed by the Children’s Aid Society of the Region of Peel and a member of the Peel Law Association.  Ms. DeGrace is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Vita Centre for Pregnant and Parenting Youth in the Region of Peel and for Organization of Counsel for Children’s Aid Societies of Ontario.
 
Prior to these roles, Ms. DeGrace worked for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto writing Gladue reports for the different levels of Court setting out the unique life circumstances of Indigenous offenders and making recommendations for sentencing.

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DIRECTOR

Jonathon Araujo

 
Jonathon Araujo
 
 
 

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CIRCLE OF ELDERS

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Cat Criger


Cat Criger is a Elder, Traditional Teacher and Mentor from the First Nations People. He is Cayuga (Guyohkohnyoh), Turtle Clan of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee, People of the Longhouse. Cat has been working as a Traditional Teacher and Healer for more than 20 years in the Native and multi-cultural community in Canada, the USA, England, Germany, Poland, and Wales. He was taught in the old way, working for many years with the guidance of an Aniishnawbe Elder Zaawawagaabo and other First Nations Elders.  He was taught to do traditional ceremonies, teachings, circles, one to one work and to help all people to 'walk in a good way' though life. Cat has worked as an Elder with numerous government and Aboriginal agencies in Ontario and Canada.
 
He served as an executive member of the board of directors for Anishnaawbe Health Toronto for many years. Presently he holds the position of Traditional Elder for UTM, UTSC, UT Faculty of Law, UT Med Sciences, and the Indigenous Education Network at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He is also one of the standing Elders for the Council for Aboriginal Initiatives for the UofT, Elder with the Peel Aboriginal Network. Cat is a frequent guest lecturer in multiple faculties in the UofT, at Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto/Peel District School Boards. He was also a recent recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his work in the community speaking to diversity, equity, respect for women, anti-racism and anti-oppression.

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Laureen “Blu” Waters


Blu,Istchii Nikamoon (Earth Song) a Sun dancer and pip carrier is Cree/Métis / Micmac-Wolf Clan and a member of the Metis nation of Ontario, her family is from Big River Saskatchewan, Star Blanket Reserve and Bra’dor Lake, Cape Breton Nova Scotia.  She has been a Traditional Counselor for most of  her life and is currently working at Seneca College,
 
Ryerson University and UOIT as a Elder on Campus providing Traditional Teachings and One on One Counseling. Blu’s studies include landscaping, Horticulture, Herbal Medicine and Traditional Medicines.  Blu  has served as the National Caucus Representative for the Toronto Urban aboriginal Strategy. Blu’s gifts include House cleansing,  the giving of Traditional Spirit names, hand drummer and song writer.  Blu is a mother of three and a Grandmother of three. 

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Suzanne Smoke

Suzanne Smoke, Ginew Kwe, Golden Eagle Woman, sits with the Bear Clan, Medicine Clan from Alderville First Nation, Mississauga’s of Rice Lake.  She is a women;s Traditional Dancer, Speaker, Artist, Curator, Fashion Designer, Educator and Facilitator.  She is the Indigenous Cultural Coordinator for the City of Markham PAN AM/PARA PAN AM Games 2015 and the Cultural Village Coordinator for the host village of the Mississauga’s of the New Credit, host First Nation, PAN AM Games 2015. She sits on the York Region Arts Council, the Town of Georgina Environmental Committee, the Town of Georgina Cultural Planning Committee, Nweskayaang Youth Council, Biindigen Youth Council and the Native Association for the Development of the Visual and Performing Arts (ANDPVA).
 
Suzanne is also an advocate Native rights and understands her role as a protector of water being a Anishinaabe Water Walker.  Suzanne also manages the Biindigen Gallery under the auspices of the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery.  She is a guest lecturer at York University, Seneca College and Ryerson teaching World religion and Native Studies.  

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