Travelling the Credit connects youth to nature and Indigenous culture
This fall, several youths are leading free nature walks along the Credit River, sharing what she learned this summer through Travelling the Credit, a program that brought Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth together to learn about the history, people and ecology of the Credit River. Indigenous elders and leaders led the workshops, which were run by the environmental group Ecosource. Travelling the Credit was funded by the Ontario150 Program and workshops were held on the Credit River and at the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN). Topics included traditional birch bark canoe building by Sylvia Plain; Métis history and culture in the area by Bill Morrison and Darlene Lent; and Anishinaabe traditional foods by Mark Sault and Johl Whiteduck Ringuette.