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Latornell 2022 Webinar #2 | Healing Our Connection to Water and Place through Habitat Creation
November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The webinar will highlight two Indigenous-led projects to recreate natural spaces along major waterways (the St. Lawrence River and the St. Clair River) that have been impacted by historical and ongoing colonial development. We will hear from experts and leaders from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (Tekakwitha Island and Bay Restoration Project) and Walpole Island First Nation (Swan Lake Marsh rehabilitation). Our speakers will discuss the details of the restoration projects, the historic intrusions on the territory that necessitated intervention, the challenges experienced in the design and implementation process, and the spiritual, cultural and practical significance of these spaces for the respective communities. The benefits and limitations of these projects will be discussed and calls to action to further support Community led efforts will be shared.