Field Trip – Indigenous Histories of Tkaronto


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Join us for a walk that explores Indigenous Histories on St. George campus as part of the Indigenous Education Week programming. Starting at Hart House, this experience will provide opportunities to learn about prominent Indigenous figures that shaped the city and campus we know today.

When: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 2-4 pm
Where: Meet in the Hart House Reading Room
Cost: Free / Registration required

Facilitated by guides from First Story Toronto, this tour will consider the origins of the land that U of T occupies and how it connects with our present. Explore the Native Student Association Medicine Garden, Philosopher’s Walk, Queen’s Park, the Royal Ontario Museum and the buried rivers that still run below us.

This walking tour encourages students to interpret, record and reflect on the stories of Tkaronto, Turtle Island and Canada, as well as to consider how these stories shape our own place and identities as we exist on Indigenous land. It provides an opportunity for students to build community while exploring the city.

Sometime before the tour, we invite you to download the free app created by First Story Toronto (iOS and Android).

Bring your cell phone with camera, and come dressed for the weather.

About First Story Toronto

Since 1995, First Story Toronto, (formerly The Toronto Native Community History Project), within the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, has been engaged in researching and preserving the Indigenous history of Toronto with the goal of building awareness of and pride in the long Indigenous presence and contributions to the city. First Story Toronto shares this history through a variety of initiatives such as First Story Toronto Tours (formerly The Great Indian Bus Tour of Toronto), walking tours of places in the city, and making accessible a growing archive of historical materials about Toronto’s Indigenous community, past and present on our smartphone app.

About Location Field Trip

Are you new to Toronto and curious about your city? Location Field Trip is a series of walking tours to local neighbourhoods led by artists, historians, storytellers and activists that Explore explore new places and neighbourhoods and discover Toronto’s rich cultural heritage and deeply rooted diversities. Learn about dynamic local neighbourhoods, and the stories, both visible and hidden, that have shaped our city through waves of migration, food and fusion, art, music and literature. Over the course of these interactive walks, you will co-create a new story through photos and reflections on the stories of Tkaronto, and the synergies between place and identity. Join us for a great opportunity to get outside and explore the city while meeting new friends and deepen your knowledge of this place we call home today.


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