Details: As part of Hart House’s field trip series, we invite students to join us for a walk that explores truth and reconciliation through place and storytelling. Going east and heading off campus, learn about Tkaronto and some prominent Indigenous public figures that shaped the city we know today. Facilitated by a guide from FirstStory Toronto, hear the histor(ies) of churches, government offices and educational sites and the roles they play(ed) in colonisation, and what we can do individually and collectively to act on the 94 calls to action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
This walking tour encourages students encourages students to interpret, record and reflect on the stories of Turtle Island and Canada, and consider how these stories shape our own place and identities. 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.
When: Wed., March 29, 2017, 1-4 pm
Where: Meet in the Reading Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Registration required
View more dates for this series of events, and learn about other literary arts activities at Hart House.
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.