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Markham Village Indigenous Nature Walk

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Markham Village Branch


Join Alan Colley from Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours for a three-hour outdoor program to learn Ojibway Creation stories and partake in a gratitude circle. The program will start in the green space outside of the Markham Village Library (near Veteran's Square) at 10 AM, after which (around 11 AM) we will walk down to the Rouge River for an ecotour to explore our relationship with nature. Colley will introduce attendees to Indigenous teaching, including the 7 Grandfather Teachings, 13 Grandmother Moon Teachings and Medicine Wheel Teachings.

All ages are welcome! All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

About Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours and Alan Colley:
“My goal is to bring together our beautiful community in a way that allows elders, adults, youth and children to connect and make a difference with actions based on the ground principles of the 7 Grandfather Teachings, 13 Grandmother Moon Teachings and Medicine Wheel Teachings. I am looking forward to sharing information regarding history, the plants, the animals, the fish and the insects so that we can start looking at a healthy future that we are planting seeds for in the present. Every time a participant resonates with a teaching provided on our tours, the Indigenous knowledge of my ancestors and the ancestors of all Aboriginal peoples is honored because it has a chance to expand into future generations. Those who had no idea of the sustainable lifestyles and understanding that the First Peoples of what is now Toronto had, can carry with them a new connection to the natural world they live in - even if it is surrounded by a concrete jungle. I hope to meet and share cultural understandings and environmental respect while also learning something new from each and every participant of a Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tour!” - Alan Colley 

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