Spirit beings share history, teachings, relationship of Mississaugas of the Credit to shoreline at Toronto airport

A new sculpture has been installed along the Toronto City shoreline. (Supplied Photo)

By Adam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter There’s a new sculpture along the shoreline at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Titled Maanjidowin: The Gathering, the granite and bronze sculpture features three female fishers-akwa-Kwe (Bear), Nigig-Kwe (Otter) and Migizi-Kwe (Eagle)_all paddling together in a canoe. The work is created by artist David M. General. It stands about 16 feet long. It highlights the history of the relationship of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation with the shoreline, and features references to the Medicine Wheel; the Seven Grandfather Teachings, as well as poetry from current Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme. “This is such an important step as we come to understand the deep connection that all people have to our Mother, the Earth,’’ Laforme said. ‘’It will be a learning experience…

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