Indigenous Walks: A Look at Lansdowne Park
Jane`s Walk in front of the Aberdeen Pavilion, 2008.
Jane`s Walk in front of the Aberdeen Pavilion, 2008.

Indigenous Walks hosts many walks in Ottawa and this year for Jane's Walk we're looking forward to taking walkers through Lansdowne Park to explore social, political, and cultural issues through monuments, landscape, and design.

Find out what traditional plants grow in the area, learn about the two contemporary Indigenous teaching circles that use this space, and perhaps we will come across one or two of our fabulous spot talkers who will share traditional stories.  We're guaranteed to find some surprises along the way too! Hope you can come and 'walk the moccs' with #IndigenousWalks!

 

Location
Route

This walk will stay within the confines of Lansdowne Park.

About the walk leader

Hunter McKenzie is a Métis and Kanienkehaka Canterbury student who has been giving tours with Indigenous Walks since the summer of 2018. Hunter has a wealth of knowledge about Indigenous issues and is able to interpret the Lansdowne location in a way that helps walkers understand an Indigenous (Métis & Kanienkehaka) perspective  

Indigenous Walks was founded by Jaime Morse, an Otipemsiwak/Nehiyaw (Métis/Cree) artist and educator originally from Lac La Biche, Alberta living on un-ceded Algonquin Territory (Ottawa, ON) since 2000.  Indigenous Walks website. 

Gallery

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Guide:

Hunter McKenzie

When:
Date:Sun May 5, 2019
Time:10:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Where:
Start:Aberdeen Pavilion (west side)
End:same
Area:Lansdowne Park
Distance:1.0 km
Accessibility:

The walk will mostly follow sidewalks, but will cross a few grassy areas.