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TCR Workshop 3: The Credit River & New Credit First Nation
July 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration for this workshop required. Click here to register.
Join the Travelling the Credit program for a tour of New Credit to learn about the history of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and their relationship with the Credit River. Part of the day will be spent exploring New Credit and learning about the history of the Nation, while during the later part of the day we will learn about and help to steward the Carolinian Biodiversity Garden (volunteer hours available!). We will also have the opportunity to learn about Indigenous medicines and make our own medicine bundle to take home! Our guest speaker for the day is Carolyn King. Carolyn was the first female Chief of her First Nation, and is an extremely accomplished and well-known facilitator and educator who is regularly engaged by government, colleges and universities, businesses and community organizations to do cross-cultural training sessions to help people develop a better understanding of First Nations Peoples in Canada.
Ecosource will be providing transportation for a group of 15 youth from Mississauga by school bus to New Credit where we will meet with a group of 15 youth from New Credit who will join us for the day.
When: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Where: New Credit, Ontario
Meeting Place and Time for Participants from Peel Region:
Meadowvale South Recreation Centre, 2nd Floor
6600 Falconer Dr.
We will be departing on the bus from the Ecosource office at 9AM and will return to Ecosource by 5:30PM.
In need of transportation to get to the meeting place in Mississauga? Contact us for free public transit tickets!
Meeting Place and Time for Participants from New Credit:
New Credit United Church
2961 Mississauga Rd.
The workshop will begin at 10:30AM and end at 4:00 PM.
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, a hat for the sun, suncreen, clothing appropriate for the weather, a water bottle, and raincoat (just in case). Lunch and snacks will be provided.
This workshop is part of the summer Travelling the Credit Workshop Series that aims to engage Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in place-based learning about the Credit River through Indigenous story-telling. For more information please contact Sarah Bale at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 274-6222 ext. 314.
“Travelling the Credit” is brought to you by Ecosource and generously supported by the Province of Ontario through the Ontario150 program. Le programme, “Travelling the Credit” est possible grâce au soutien de la province de l’Ontario, par le biais du programme Ontario150.