Earth Run in the Rouge and Indigenous Arts Celebration –

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2018864 Views

Art and music from several of the First Nation communities will be featured

Sep 18, 2018

Rouge National Urban Park has a rich and diverse natural, cultural and agricultural history. It is home to more than 10,000 years of human history including some of Canada’s oldest known Indigenous sites.

In collaboration with Rouge National Urban Park’s First Nations Advisory Circle and 5 Peaks (organizer of trail running races across the country), Parks Canada is hosting a celebration of the history and culture of Indigenous peoples with the inaugural Earth Run in the Rouge and Indigenous Arts Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 29.

An idea stemming from discussions with the First National Advisory Circle on how to celebrate the culture and history of the Rouge, this trail run will provide an opportunity to connect with Mother Earth through physical activity. Joelle Williams, an advisory circle member representing Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, suggested the name for this event, on the basis that “we all share the Earth and we can all run the Earth; we pay respect to the past, showcase the present, and be hopeful for the future.”

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