Ode’imin. First United Church Nawash Village Settlement. Église First UnitedVillage-Colonie de Nawash.
Our aim was to create a walking tour of significant Indigenous lands in Owen Sound's Brooke neighbourhood, providing wayfinding markers, sculptural markers at each location and QR initiated audio stories. This walking tour is intended to recognize and acknowledge our 150/160 anniversary and the people, stories and Indigenous history behind the land with the theme of truth and reconciliation.
Using the premise coined by a young Brad Lewis (who walked from his Indigenous community in the north to Ottawa to participate in the Idle no More movement 2013), Walking is Medicine we have chosen five significant locations, in consultation with Saugeen Ojibway Nation and Metis partners. The storytelling is meant to inspire, educate, and build relationships.
Jiibayaki. Mary Miller Park Burial Ground. Cimetière Mary Miller Parc. Eighth Fire Prophecy.
Jiikakamigad jiikakamigiz. Return of the Pow Wow, stone circle. Retour du Cercle de la pierre de Pow Wow. Fishing stories.
Jiibayaki. 6th Avenue Burial Ground. Cimetière sur la 6ieme Avenue. Treaty stories. Drawing by Daniel Gene Keeshig.
Wiigwaasi-jiimaan. Niimaywikwedong Reconciliation Garden. Jardin de réconciliation de Niimaywikwedong. Water stories.