“Living in Indigenous Sovereignty” Poetry Walk

By Anna Nieminen

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Saturday, May 7

1:00pm-2:30pm

DETAILS

Language: English 

Area: Scarborough

Theme: Environment, History & Culture, Indigenous Communities.

Accessibility: Family Friendly, Speaker or Amplification, Pet-friendly, Triggering content, Bicycles Welcome, We will be crossing Bonis Ave. from Agincourt Library and walking into Ron Watson Park on both paved paths and grass.

COVID PROTOCOLS

WALK DETAILS:

Let’s walk together for awhile and begin to imagine ourselves as “characters in the stories of Indigenous Peoples.”

Through an introduction to a curated collection of poems that relate in some way to truth, justice and reconciliation, be prepared to feel unsettled as we confront erasure of Indigenous Peoples’ lived experiences and disrupt notions around entitlement to land and domination over land, and likely come away with more questions than answers.

 

But also, be prepared to feel nudged to know more about growing in relation to Indigenous Peoples, lands, and sovereignty.

 

Why poetry? Because it can connect us to, and help us respond from, a heart-centred space.

 

Why Scarborough-Agincourt? Why not? Wherever ‘in this place’ is for us, we can begin to reorient ourselves to walking and “living in Indigenous sovereignty”.

  • Walk Start Location: In front of Agincourt Branch of Toronto Public LibraryWalk leader will be wearing an orange T-shirt

  • Nearest Public Transit: 43 Kennedy bus and 85 Sheppard East bus

  • Walk End Location: On the bridge over West Highland Creek near Kennedy Rd. north of Bonis Ave.

Mandatory masking. 12 person maximum. Click to register.