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TCR Workshop 4: Medicine Walk on the Credit River
July 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration for this workshop required. Click here to register.
Joe Pitawanakwat is the Founder & Director of Creators Garden, a 365 days-a-year, Indigenous outdoor-education organization. He is a recognized community knowledge-holder of plant-based medicine who will introduce participants to the cultural, historical, ecological, edible, linguistic, and medicinal significance of plants within the Credit River watershed. Youth will learn about the Aanishnaabe who protest conventional gardening and focus instead on living intimately with the natural world. In the words of Joe Pitawanakwat, “Medicine is the Anishnaabe contribution to the world, it is our belonging”.
This workshop’s central theme will be the medicinal wisdom of the Aanishnaabe that has been collected and built upon for generations. Joe will focus heavily on experiential learning by incorporating various activities, including medicinal preparations into the workshop. Youth will have the opportunity to discover the extensive medicinal applications of plants to re-establish this important knowledge and connect with the natural world.
When: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Riverwood Conservancy
4300 Riverwood Park Lane
Upon entering Riverwood Park Lane, follow signs for Culham Trial and Credit River (your first immediate left) to reach the lower parking lot (the designated drop-off and pick-up location). See map of the park.
In need of transportation to Riverwood? Contact us for free public transit tickets!
What to Bring: comfortable walking shoes, a notebook, a hat for the sun, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, a backpack, a water bottle, snacks, a lunch, your Travelling the Credit notebook, and a rain jacket (just in case!).
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.