"Regional Council has taken important steps to educate ourselves on the history of Indigenous peoples in Niagara and their culture. This beautiful Indigenous crosswalk is a visual representation of the work we are doing to respect the rights, differences and dignity of all people, including our Indigenous partners. With projects like this, Niagara Region can continue to promote, educate and drive awareness to benefit the local Indigenous communities within Niagara."
~ Jim Bradley, Regional Chair, Niagara Region
"The Indigenous Crosswalk designed by Alyssa General in consultation with the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre, Niagara Regional Native Centre, Niagara Chapter Native Women, Niagara Regional Métis Council and Brock University Aboriginal Student Services shows the importance of collaboration and working together. This Crosswalk honours the Indigenous Peoples who first walked this land, continue to reside here and uphold the responsibility to care for these lands. It provides a beautiful visual representation of Indigenous culture and history."
~ Terry Ugulini, Mayor, City of Thorold
"To see yourself represented in the landscape, it’s such a beautiful representation of the teachings. All of a sudden, as Indigenous peoples, we’re seen, we’re valued and we matter. It’s Indigenous excellence. "
~ Dr. Robyn Bourgeois, Vice Provost Indigenous Engagement, Brock University
Janine Tessmer, Communications Consultant
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