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September 2020

Water Ceremony with Dr. Debby Danard

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is to be aligned with Bonnie McElhinny's course “Living on the Water” (Tuesday’s 4-6 pm, New College University of Toronto). Visit from/Water Ceremony with Dr. Debby Danard. Dr. Debby Wilson Danard is Anishinaabekwe, born in Atikokan Ontario and sturgeon clan member of Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nations in Northwestern Ontario. She is a traditional knowledge keeper, artist, lecturer, water ambassador, Life promotion activist and Eagle staff ogitch-e-daakwe. She has a Ph.D. in Aboriginal & Indigenous studies in education from the University of Toronto (2016).…

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Talking Treaties with Ange Loft

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

This event is to be aligned with Bonnie McElhinny's course “Living on the Water” (Tuesday’s 4-6 pm, New College University of Toronto). Session Description: This presentation and workshop reflects on treaty making and upkeep in what is now known as Toronto, through the lens of three main agreements: the Dish with One Spoon; the Covenant Chain and 1764 Treaty of Niagara; and the ‘Toronto Purchase’ with the Mississauga's of the Credit. Narratives of Nation-to-Nation gift giving, kin building, resource sharing, and…

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October 2020

There is Something in the Water

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest Speakers: Ingrid Waldron and Water Protectors: Doreen Bernard & Ducie Howe    This event is to be aligned with Bonnie McElhinny's course “Living on the Water” (Tuesday’s 4-6 pm, New College University of Toronto).    Session Description: The event will discuss the environmental injustice narrative in Nova Scotia that fails to make race an explicit factor within the experiences of marginalized communities. We invite students and guests to screen the movie in advance via Netflix (if possible) prior to the panel discussion with Dr.…

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November 2020

The People’s Water Campaign and Wellington Water Watchers

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest Speakers: Mike Balkwill, Campaign Director, Wellington Water Watchers.   This event is to be aligned with Bonnie McElhinny's course “Living on the Water” (Tuesday’s 4-6 pm, New College University of Toronto).    Session Description: Mike will offer a history of, and update on this campaign, including the recent decision of Nestle to withdraw, though now replaced by another water bottling company, and the People’s Water Campaign to restore environmental protections for water security and help build the movement for water justice in Ontario (https://wellingtonwaterwatchers.nationbuilder.com/pwc).…

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Water, Treaty, Research: The Territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Guest Speakers: Nancy Rowe (Elder of Mississauga, Ojibwe of the Anishinaabek Nation located at New Credit First Nation, ON)  This event is to be aligned with Bonnie’s course “Living on the Water” (Tuesday’s 4-6 pm, New College University of Toronto)  Event Description: Giidaakunadaad (The Spirit who lives in high places), Nancy Rowe is a Mississauga, Ojibwe of the Anishinaabek Nation located at New Credit First Nation, ON.  She has been stood up by Chief and Council as an Elder/Knowledge Keeper and Representative for New Credit First Nation. For…

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