Between the Shorelines: Waterways

Jill Carter, Drew Rickard and Jon Johnson

Between the Shorelines: Waterways

Jill Carter, Drew Rickard and Jon Johnson

6:00pm

Friday, October 29, 2021

Stories have shaped Turtle Island for thousands of years. Engage with the Indigenous history of Toronto, and reflect on the history between its shorelines. This series of virtual “tours” will bring to the fore the importance of sharing, listening and witnessing Indigenous oral histories and truthtelling. First Story tour hosts Jill Carter, Drew Rickard, Jon Johnson and Karyn Recollet will explore the importance and relevance of storytelling in beginning to reconcile the past.

This event will take place on Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link within 24 hours of the event start time.

Stories have shaped Turtle Island for thousands of years. Engage with the Indigenous history of Toronto, and reflect on the history between its shorelines. This series of virtual “tours” will bring to the fore the importance of sharing, listening and witnessing Indigenous oral histories and truthtelling. First Story tour hosts Jill Carter, Drew Rickard, Jon Johnson and Karyn Recollet will explore the importance and relevance of storytelling in beginning to reconcile the past.

This event will take place on Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link within 24 hours of the event start time.

Featured Authors

Jill Carter is an Anishinaabe-Ashkenazi theatre worker and educator based in Tkaron:to.

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Drew Rickard is 26-years-old and currently attending the University of Toronto, double-majoring in Philosophy and Indigenous Studies. He is a full-time student committed to studies and to his work-study related projects, such as First Story. In his own time, Drew is a visual artist.

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Dr. Jon Johnson is an Assistant Professor - Teaching Stream, at Woodsworth College, University of Toronto. His research is focused on urban land-based Indigenous Knowledge in Toronto and their representation through oral and digital forms of storytelling. He works actively within Toronto’s Indigenous community in his capacity as a lead organizer for First Story Toronto, an Indigenous-led community-based organization that researches and shares Toronto’s Indigenous presence through popular education initiatives such as storytelling walks of the city and smartphone applications that highlight Toronto’s vast Indigenous histories and geographies.

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6:00pm

Friday, October 29, 2021

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