“Living in Indigenous Sovereignty” Poetry Walk
By Anna Nieminen
Saturday, May 7
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.
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 Library. Walk 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.