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Sat, May 4 - 10:45AM

Walking the Lands of Council Fires

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:45 a.m.


11:45 a.m.


D.A. Lockhart


@daniellockhar (Instagram)

About the walk:

Join Lenape writer and scholar D.A. Lockhart as we walk the lands of the last First Nation along the south shore of Waawiiyaatanong. Beginning at McKee Park in the Sandwich town neighbourhood of Windsor, you will be walked through the Indigenous pre-colonial and colonial history of the lands around the first European settlement on the south shore. Attention will be placed on the People of the Three-Fires, Huron/Wendat, and Haudenosaunee histories of this land at the bend of the river.

This talk will focus on the natural history of the place, how three centuries of colonization have shaped the spaces today, and the spaces in which we all share carries distinctive Indigenous memories and history that is often overlooked or repressed by dominant histories of the area. The walk will make its way from the riverside park to the roundabout statue of Chief Tecumseh and then along the edges of a portion of the original Huron Reservation before returning to McKee Park. Much of the material is drawn from the author’s research for current book projects.

Start/End Location:

Meet in the parking lot McKee Park, 3026 Sandwich St., Windsor, ON N9C 1A3

McKee Park, 3026 Sandwich St., Windsor, ON N9C 1A3, Canada

Parking Details

Free parking lot at the starting/ending location, Free street parking around the starting/ending location, Free parking lot within 1-2 blocks

Transit Information:

Yes, within 1-2 blocks: 1C Bus Route (Sandwich at Chewitt - Stop ID: 1077)

Accessibility Considerations:

Easy walk (using sidewalks or paved pathways with no hills)

Walk Themes:


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