2019 IN REVIEW
2019 has been no less the extraordinary. Highlights from this year include at least forty presentations across Ontario, a residency at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, and two weeks teaching ethnomedicine in Belize.
This year minjimendan had over 200 volunteers who collectively contributed more than 500 hours of service. I cant give enough thanks for their support. We also hosted four major gatherings led by an incredible array of elders and leaders. Together we planted 25 native species, expanded by 3000 square feet, and harvested tens of thousands of seeds.
At Conestoga College I also led a four part consultation, thanks to a grant from SSHRC, with support from 60 Indigenous leaders from the local region and beyond. As part of these consultation we also hosted four gatherings and served nearly 1000 meals based on local Indigenous foods.
Big thanks to the following organizations, institutes and individuals who allowed my to share with an estimated 5000 different people this year. I look forward to sharing with you again, in kindness and respect.
Barrie Wellness Centre – Common Waters – University Of Toronto Mississauga, Anthropology – Mississauga of the Credit First Nation – Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario – Blair Outdoor Education Centre – Waterloo Region District School Board – University of Windsor, Indigenous Law – Mohawk College, Indigenous Student Centre – Laurier, Food and Nutrition – Ryerson, Faculty of Communication and Design – Western University, Faculty of Astronomy – Go Wild Grow Wild – Mama Aki Summer Camp – Nokeekwe – Ontario Native Literacy Association – Ontario Urban Forestry Council – University of North Carolina Asheville – Western University, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures –
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