Past Event: WTJHS September Meeting – Note date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Uncovering the Indigenous History of the Junction

Freshly painted Indigenous murals below the TTC subway bridge at Old Mill Station in Humber Park. (Mary Wiens/CBC)

A presentation by our summer students, Leanne Daly and Rahemah Siddiqui.  This presentation will highlight the Indigenous archaeological sites in and around The Junction including the Seneca village of Teiaiagon at Baby Point and various controversial burial effigy mounds. The students will also discuss the significance of the Humber River and the Toronto Carrying Place to Indigenous peoples over thousands of years and some extraordinary Indigenous projects and initiatives by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and other Indigenous groups in Toronto today. They will describe their research processes including visits to municipal, provincial, and university archives, an Anishinaabeg museum exhibit, and an interview with the Indigenous artist Philip Cote whose Anishinaabe creation story murals can now be seen on the bridge supports at Old Mill subway station.

Please note the time changes:  

  • The Archives will open at 6 pm
  • The meeting room doors open at 6:30 pm
  • Set up and Social Time 6:30 pm
  • Business Meeting at 7:00 pm
  • Presentation at 7:30 pm

Annette Public Library, Lower Level, 145 Annette Street, Toronto.