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Miyo-wāhkōhtowin /Good Relations in Afforestation Areas
In-personTruth and Reconciliation Indigenous Nature & outdoors History & heritage Climate Action
Date and time
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
241 Township Road 362, S7T 1A8
Offered in English.
Bridge cultures through land with a Two-Eyed Seeing journey. Embrace land's teachings, unite in a reconciliation journey.
Miyo-wāhkōhtowin / Good Relations Project Tour
Step into a transformative journey of unity and enlightenment with the Miyo-wāhkōhtowin / Good Relations Project Tour. This immersive experience offers an Indigenous philosophy-driven exploration, providing an indigenous lens framework to connect with the land. Our mission is to mend and nurture relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities, guided by the healing power of rekindling ties with the land.
Embracing the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, we embark on a collaborative, perpetual learning adventure. We blend the profound insights of Indigenous traditional wisdom with the conventional knowledge of mainstream scientific perspectives. Join us in an exploration that celebrates the intersection of these two worlds.
As Friends of Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc., we are deeply committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. In alignment with this national endeavor, we respect the guidance of Elders and survivors. Our focus lies within the historically significant and culturally sacred territory of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Together, we aim to bridge the relationship between Indigenous people and settler communities, integrating fundamental Indigenous knowledge and languages into our urban forest spaces.
1. How can Indigenous philosophy enrich our understanding of the land and its significance?
2. In what ways does the Miyo-wāhkōhtowin project promote unity between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities?
3. What is the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing and how does it facilitate and rekindle ties with the land: s?
4. What does reconciliation look like within an urban forest, such as the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area?
5. How do educational conversations and guided tours contribute to building awareness and understanding around Indigenous history and culture?
6. What role does the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages play in the ongoing process of reconciliation?
7. How can the naming of Indigenous species of flora and fauna contribute to Indigenous ways of knowing this territory?
8. What makes Tammy Adair's approach to engaging with Elders and Traditional Knowledge keepers a crucial aspect of the Miyo-wāhkōhtowin project?
9. How does the Miyo-wāhkōhtowin project align with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the UNDRIP United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?
10. In what ways does the Miyo-wāhkōhtowin project promote unity through shared learning? What would be good next steps?
11. Have you heard of the National Healing Forest Initiative?
12. Have you heard of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area Management Plan virtual open house?
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Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. non-profit environmental charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Richard St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park in Saskatoon.
The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park are both Saskatoonâ€™s best kept secret treasures! The Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. has formed to help preserve them as greenspaces, as they are loved, appreciated and enjoyed by so many members of the public, indeed, all year long. This area of Saskatoon is coming into some dynamic changes under the long range planning schemata to meet the target of 500,000 residents for Saskatoon by 2025. In fact, in the next 3-8 years, there will be 70,000 new Saskatoon residents residing in seven new neighborhoods adjacent to the afforestation areas. The afforestation areas, both Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park, and the P4G Green Network Study Area are all important greenspaces to value in this time of growth and expansion. George Genereux Urban Regional Park is zoned industrial/park and is owned by land branch, the City of Saskatoon department in charge of buying and selling land. Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is zoned residential/park and is owned by land branch, the City of Saskatoon department in charge of buying and selling land. Please get involved. Contact us!
We host tours, webinars, plan and facilitate educational events, share the rich heritage of the afforestation areas, engage in environmental restoration initiatives, advocate for nature-based solutions for climate-action, take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, encourage environmental guardianship, and work with groups of citizens to assemble an inventory of the natural flora and fauna by connecting with nature through the smart phone app iNaturalist.Friends of the Sask