UWindsor dedicates Turtle Island Walk in recognition of First Nations land

September 26, 2017

The University of Windsor has officially opened Turtle Island Walk, a pedestrian thoroughfare that was named in recognition of the First Nations history of the land that the university’s campus is built on. UWindsor explains that the land is the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy, an alliance of the Anishinaabe people. The new walkway features seating areas, art work, and a green space, as well as a series of plaques that display the Seven Teachings of the Ancestors. “Turtle Island Walk is a celebration of First Nations people and cultures, and a landmark to their history and their future in our region”, said UWindsor president Alan Wildeman. “The Seven Teachings guide the ancestral inhabitants of this land, and they resonate with the aspirations of a university. I thank everyone who helped make Turtle Island Walk a reality.” Windsor Star | UWindsor