. @tidridge has launched the Platinum Jubilee Treaty Project with his students!— Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (@mcfirstnation) March 3, 2022
This is an opportunity to continue honouring Waterdown’s relationship with its Treaty partner by centering the Treaty relationship that exists in this territory.
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Thanks to the work of Councillor Judi Partridge, the Parks and Cemeteries Department of the City of Hamilton are providing the following in-kind support to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Treaty Forest at Joe Sams Park:
1) Provision of up to 70 native trees;
2) On site planting event support;
3) Support in development and review of planting plans;
4) Review of proposed signage and signage location plans;
5) Support in selecting an area designated for ceremonies within the planting area.
The forest itself would be designed by local students at Waterdown District High School working with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Future collaborations with members of the community, as well as our Treaty partner, will be encouraged through this project. As well, the forest would be a place for Indigenous peoples to conduct ceremony and see themselves in the landscape of the community. The area would also serve as an educational space for local students to learn about Treaty and their responsibilities as Treaty partners. As Councillor Partridge said in her letter of support: "Students from Waterdown District High School as well as volunteers from local organizations across Flamborough will be involved in bringing this project to life, truly Building Community Together with Indigenous brothers and sisters."
On May 26th, 2022, volunteers from Environment Hamilton planted 69 little trees at the site. The following is a breakdown of the 2-gallon saplings that were planted:
White Pine 11
White (paper) Birch 11
White Oak 11
Bur Oak 12
Tulip tree 12
Blue Beech 12
This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada.
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