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Wednesday February 12: Mnijikaning Fish Weirs, presentation in Midland

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Jan 23rd, 2020
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Fish weirs

Fish weirs

From the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society

Mnijikaning Fish Weirs with Janet Turner & Elder Mark Douglas

When: 7 pm on Wednesday, February 12th

Where: in the Thompson Room of the North Simcoe Recreation Centre, Midland, Ontario

Janet Turner is an educator with the S.C.D.S.B. and a former avocational archaeologist. Mark Douglas is an elder at the Rama First Nations. Together they will present archaeological, historical and aboriginal stories of this millennia old National Historical Site located at Atherley Narrows in Orillia. As well, they will discuss the preservation and protection of the 1000s of wooden stakes embedded in the silt and a proposed interpretive centre and bridge at ‘The Narrows’ that will foster awareness of the site’s spiritual and cultural importance to the Huron and Anishnabek who harvested fish there.

Open to the public – No admission charge

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