High Park Silent Action: Ceremony to heal the lands and waters

The waters of High Park’s Grenadier Pond, and the surrounding lands are in need of healing.

Recent efforts to remove phragmites a nonnative tall grass species around the pond’s edge have relied on glyphosate (a.k.a. Monsanto-Bayer’s Roundup). These chemicals are toxic to plants, animals, birds, insects, and to the lands and waters. They are also toxic to the people who work with them.

It is time to say NO to chemical management and YES to Indigenous Stewardship.

On October 13, 2019, join Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and community leaders in a Silent Action to bring ceremony and healing to the lands and waters.

We gather at 1 p.m. at the waters edge (see large red dot on map at the edge of Grenadier Pond) to share knowledge about land stewardship and the problems with chemical management while we make art for the silent action

At 2:30 p.m. we begin a ceremony to honour the lands, waters, and all relations.

At 3:00 p.m. we begin a Silent Action, holding hands around the pond.

**Please contact us at indigenouslandstewardshipTO@gmail.com if you would like to support this action, through donations of art materials, or other forms of support.

Here is the flyer for The Silent Action in High Park:


The documents cited on the flyer can be found here: