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ALL WATER IS SACRED - Indigenous Creation Story

Traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) is a unique understanding about the relationship of living beings (human and non-human) with one another and with the environment. TEK represents the utilization of Indigenous practices that can be applied to institutional and leadership at all levels for the protection and stewardship of the natural world. Elder Dorothy Taylor will be sharing her traditional knowledge in a story as it relates and applies to Water.

This event was held on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Speaker bio

Dorothy Taylor is a Mississauga Ojibwe Elder from Curve Lake First Nation. She is known for her work and traditional teachings about the sacredness of water. She is asked to share traditional knowledge and ceremony within her community and various organizations throughout Peterborough and the surrounding area. She is a hand drummer and singer. Elder Dorothy Taylor is the founder of the Sacred Water Circle, inspired by traditional Indigenous teachings and leading with hope and spiritual courage, the Sacred Water Circle sees a restored relationship between human communities and water. She is a member of the Ontario Tech University, Indigenous Traditional Advisory Council. She has served as a volunteer on the Petroglyph Advisory Council of Curve Lake for 12 years. Currently, Dorothy is the Co-Chair of the local United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation sponsored through the Kawartha World Issues Centre. She lives in Curve Lake with her husband Mark and two sons.

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