Crawford Lake Conservation House hosted its 2nd annual Indigenous meals sovereignty birthday party Sunday, Sept. 4.
The development attracted greater than 100 other people and celebrated Indigenous meals and the outlet of an expanded medication lawn.
Attendees had been invited to reap native vegetation and examine the planting of the expanded medication lawn.
They had been additionally handled to conventional dances and making a song.
Probably the most meals pieces at the menu incorporated recent corn and bison burgers.
Final yr’s match marked the outlet of the Mashkiki Gitigan (medication lawn), designed and planted through Miinikaan Innovation and Design. This yr’s match celebrated the continuing use of the 3 Sisters Lawn and the growth of the Mashkiki Gitigan.
“There’s all other forms of vegetation getting into right here,” stated Renee Thomas-Hill of the Six International locations.
“There may be sage, other bushes, ferns, birch. Even what you could name weeds, play crucial function. In addition they have sturdy medication. Even at your home, if there are weeds stoning up, they’re medication. They aren’t to be destroyed. They’re there to assist your circle of relatives.”
The Mashkiki Gitigan supplies conventional medication for Indigenous group contributors and academic alternatives for hundreds of schoolchildren each and every yr.
The Conservation Halton challenge used to be supported with a $20,000 USD TD inexperienced area grant.
Crawford Lake Conservation House is situated at 3115 Conservation Rd. in Milton.
To be told extra about this conservation space, discuss with www.conservationhalton.ca/parks/crawford-lake.