- Friday | April 23, 2022
- 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
uⁿdawaʔ (“current”): An online participatory art-making workshop/activation especially for those attending the afternoon’s Indigenous History Walk. Facilitated by Wyandot Tradition Keeper and artist Catherine Tàmmaro, participants will explore our scared connection to moving water and its vast importance in our lives through creative expression. Request art supplies at firstname.lastname@example.org, pick-up location to follow. 10:30 AM-12:00 PM online
We Are All Treaty People: The Indigenous peoples of this area view the treaty relationship as one between nations but also between human beings and all other beings inhabiting the land, water and air we share. Our Indigenous history walk will link stories about the Huron-Wendat, Seneca, and the Mississaugas to places and people along Black Creek. By learning this history of where we live, we will deepen our understanding of how we should live to protect our home and each other. We will visit a Four Directions garden, Skennen’kó:wa Gamig house on YorkU campus, and the area where a Huron-Wendat village of longhouses existed in the 1400s, surrounded by corn fields. We’ll use the “Moccasin Identifier” to help show the connection to the land of each major Indigenous group linked to Toronto, and ask each other about the footprint we want to leave. 2-5 PM
Meet on southeast corner of Jane and Steeles West at 2pm.
Via TTC, take Jane bus #35 or Steeles West bus 60.
Tour ends at Driftwood Park at 5pm.