Indigenous History of the Land

Saturday, October 2, 2021
2 pm – 4 pm
Presented by: Philip Cote
All Ages, Free of Charge
Location: Outdoor Event*, at Neilson Park Creative Centre

*This is an outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, participants will be notified by email and the event will be rescheduled. 

During this event, led by Indigenous Young Elder Philip Cote we will learn how the land that Neilson Park currently resides on looked before settlement and the changes that have taken place to present-day. Through storytelling, participants will learn about the land through an Indigenous standpoint. By engaging with the past, we as a community strive to recognize and acknowledge the truth of the land and realities faced by the Indigenous peoples.
About Philip Cote
Philip Cote, MFA, Moose Deer Point First Nation, is a Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous artist, activist, educator, historian, and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper. He is engaged in creating opportunities for artmaking and teaching methodologies through Indigenous symbolism, traditional ceremonies, history, oral stories, and land-based pedagogy. Citing all of his ancestries, he is Shawnee, Lakota, Potawatomi, Ojibway, Algonquin, and Mohawk. Philip is the seventh generation great-grandson of Shawnee Warrior and Leader Tecumseh, and his ancestor Amelia Chechok is the granddaughter of Chechok who was the first signer of the Toronto Purchase of 1805.

Register for this event: F21AIHL

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