April 10, 2018

Sacred Connections: to the natural world, to youth, to each other brought together three dynamic speakers in a unique event:

  • Patricia Faries, Chief of Moose Cree First Nation and lawyer, spoke about how the North French River in northeastern Ontario is of great cultural and environmental significance and why its protection is of paramount importance to her people.
  • Tanya Talaga, Toronto Star Journalist, author and Atkinson Fellow spoke about her latest book Seven Fallen Feathers,her fellowship on youth suicide in Indigenous communities and, the importance of reconnecting youth to healthy lands and waters.
  • Janet Sumner, Executive Director, Wildlands League and co-chair of National Advisory Panel spoke about the importance of Canada meeting its international commitments to protect 17% of its lands and inland waters by 2020 and how it can be done in the spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

@ Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC

750 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, ON