Gifts from the Elders: Honouring the Past for a Healthier Tomorrow - London Screening Preview!
This new film from Emmy Award-winning Ojibway filmaker, James M. Fortier and Western Geography Professor, Dr. Chantelle Richmond, follows five Anishinaabe youth on a summer research project with their Elders, whose stories guide them on a journey back to proceeding generations that lived a healthy lifestyle off of the land. Their stories chronicle the devestating impact that environment and cultural dispossession had on the flow of knowledge from Elders to youth, and ultimately the health of their people. For additional Ontario screenings, please be sure to click on the poster. [POSTER] [TRAILER]
When: Monday, June 10,
2013 @ 6:45 pm
Where: London Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall
Western Geography Graduate, Ryan Craven, kicks off London's Summer Festival Season
Western Geography Graduate, Ryan Craven, is the organizer of an environment-driven event on June 8 that kicks off London's summer festival season. Returning to London after graduate studies, Craven worked part-time for the city and organized the city's first foray into car-free living with Car Free Sundays. Organizers expected between 200 and 2,000 people. They got 10,000. [READ MORE]
Western News: Unique Assignment Inspires Indspire to Act
Dr. Chantelle Richmond from the Department of Geography and First Nations Studies at Western University was looking to give her students a fun assignment to wrap up her second year Indigenous Environment class. Little did she know it would take on a life of its own. [READ MORE - Page 3] [INDSPIRE]
London Free Press - "Cars on Shelves" Jason Gilliland
Finally, the solution to a problem . . . well, a problem London doesn’t really seem to have - not yet anyway. But in an effort to keep up with the latest parking technology, city staff want London to allow stacked parking — a concept found in more bustling places such as New York. Think cars on shelves. [READ MORE]
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