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First Nations Peace Monument - 2017


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First Nations Peace Monument project principals
Bob Watson, Idoia Cardinal,Caroline McCormick,
Douglas Cardinal, Tim Johnson, David T Brown
July 2016

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First Nations Peace Monument - Invitation

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S.V.P. Soyez des nôtres...

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 First Nations Peace Monument

Les Amis de Laura Secord et ses partenaires


vous invitent à la cérémonie de dévoilement du

Monument de la paix
des Premières Nations

conçu par 

Douglas Cardinal

architecte de renommée internationale

 Un moment pour la moisson et pour rendre grâce
afin de reconnaitre notre histoire partagée,
ce dans un esprit de respect et de réconciliation

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Parc patrimonial de la maison Decew
(Decew House Heritage Park)

Samedi le 7 octobre, 2017

Ceremonie de dévoilement :13H
Programme d'activités jusqu'a 16H
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Arrivant en voiture?
STATIONNEZ A LA REGION NIAGARA!
(Stationnement n'est pas disponible au DeCew House Heritage Park le 7 octobre)

Stationnement gratuit et navettes continues
au site (11h00 à 17h30) - Région de Niagara

(Carte et indications)

Arrivant à vélo ou à pied?
VENEZ DIRECTEMENT AU SITE!

(Carte et indications pour cyclistes et randonneurs)
 


Ó:nen ká:ti ska’nikòn:ra tewá:ton táhnon teiethinonhwerá:tons
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Maintenant, nous sommes unis en tant qu’un, et nous offrons notre gratitude.


L’intention de ce monument est de développer une compréhension approfondie du riche héritage et de l’histoire continue des peuples des Premières Nations, et d’illuminer leurs contributions vitales à la fondation du Canada et de son identité en pleine évolution. Le monument offre également une opportunité de reconnaitre les transgressions et d’aider à réparer les divisions qui remontent dans le temps, dans un esprit de respect mutuel et de réconciliation.

Le 7 octobre s’avère l’anniversaire de la Proclamation royale de 1763 émise par le roi George III, document déterminant de la relation entre les Premières Nations et la Couronne et premier pas important dans la reconnaissance des droits ancestraux, des titres de propriété et des droits d’autodétermination au Canada.

Le message inhérent du monument – l’absence d’exclusivité – inclut des caractéristiques de conception accessibles qui permettent à tous les visiteurs de faire l’expérience du site de façon significative.

Pour plus d'informations sur le Monument de la paix des Premières Nations, cliquez ici.



Un programme musical intitulé «Seven Generations of Song» sera présenté par:

Entertainment
Six Nations Women Singers Bits Of Bluegrass Pappy John's Blues Band

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Monument de la paix
des Premières Nations

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Le Monument de la paix des Premières Nations, situé dans le parc DeCew House Heritage à Thorold, Ontario, est un monument commémoratif conçu par Douglas Cardinal, architecte de réputation mondiale et militant de la cause des droits de l’homme.  Localisé près du site où Laura Secord rencontra des guerriers des Premières Nations qui l’aidèrent à transmettre un message avertissant les forces britanniques coloniales d’une imminente invasion américaine, le monument a été créé afin de générer une vision plus profonde de l’héritage et de l’histoire en cours des peuples des Premières Nations et d’illuminer le rôle fondateur qu’ils ont joué (et continuent de jouer) dans le développement en perpétuelle évolution de la mosaïque culturelle nord-américaine.

L’interaction précaire mais de grande importance entre Laura Secord et les guerriers des Premières Nations lors de leur fatidique rencontre dans le champ DeCew s’avère fortement symbolique des racines profondes et de la complexité intrinsèque des relations parmi les populations autochtones et les premiers colons du continent nord-américain. Le monument se veut une invitation vers la compréhension et la réflexion sur les divisions qui remontent dans le temps, dans un esprit de respect et de réconciliation.
 
L’œuvre distinctive et curviligne de Douglas Cardinal se conforme avec ses conceptions de bâtiments situés ailleurs en Amérique du Nord, dont le Musée canadien de l’histoire à Hull,  l’Université des Premières Nations à Régina, et le Museum of the American Indian du Smithsonian Institution à Washington, district de Columbia.



MAJOR FUNDING FOR THE FIRST NATIONS PEACE MONUMENT WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

 

LE FINANCEMENT POUR LE MONUMENT DE PAIX DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS A ÉTÉ GENEREUSEMENT FOURNI PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT DU CANADA

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

Inclusiveness is a pervasive Canadian virtue. Thanks to support from the Rick Hansen Foundation and other community minded people, the monument project will also feature an accessible pathway to allow those with mobility issues to more easily experience the site.

 

 

ACCESSIBILITÉ

 

Une des grandes vertus du Canada s’avère son caractère inclusif. Grâce au soutien de la Fondation Rick Hansen et de gens axés sur la collectivité, ce projet inclura une voie accessible permettant aux personnes à mobilité réduite de s’engager plus facilement dans l’histoire de ce site historique.

 

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Have fun as you celebrate the legacy of Canada's most renowned heroine!








Invitation English 2017-10-05
ENTERTAINMENT - FOOD - FRIENDSHIP - FREE ADMISSION - ALL ARE WELCOME!

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JOIN US!

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 First Nations Peace Monument

The Friends of Laura Secord and partners

are pleased to invite you to the unveiling of the

First Nations Peace Monument

designed by renowned architect

Douglas Cardinal

A time of harvest and thanksgiving to recognize
our shared history, in a spirit of respect and reconciliation.

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Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Decew House Heritage Park

Opening ceremony: 1:00 p.m.

SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE FOOD
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE


Activities and Entertainment

until 4:00 pm
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Arriving by car?
PARK AT REGION NIAGARA!

 Free parking and continuous shuttle buses 
to site
(11:00 am - 5:30 pm) from Region Niagara, 
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
(Enter from Merrittville Highway)
(Click for map)

Hiking or cycling?
COME DIRECTLY TO THE SITE! 

Location of monument for hikers and cyclists
(Click for map)
 

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"Ó:nen ká:ti ska’nikòn:ra tewá:ton táhnon teiethinonhwerá:tons"

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"Now we all become of one mind, and give our gratitude."


The monument is intended to help generate a deeper understanding of the rich heritage and ongoing history  of First Nations peoples, and illuminate their vital contributions to the founding and evolving identity of Canada. It will also provide an opportunity to acknowledge the transgressions and help mend the divisions that extend back to our earliest shared history, in a spirit of mutual respect and reconciliation.

October 7 is the anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 issued by George III which set out the core elements between First Nations and the Crown, an important first step in recognizing existing Aboriginal rights, land title, and the rights to self-determination in Canada.

The monument’s inherent message of inclusiveness extends to its accessible design features, which will allow all visitors to experience the site in a meaningful manner.

A musical program entitled 'Seven Generations of Song' will be presented by:


Entertainment
Six Nations Women Singers Bits Of Bluegrass Pappy John's Blues Band

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About the First Nations Peace Monument
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The First Nations Peace Monument in DeCew House Heritage Park, Thorold, Ontario, is a memorial designed by world-renowned architect and human rights activist Douglas Cardinal. Located near the site where Laura Secord encountered First Nations warriors who assisted her in conveying a warning to the colonial British forces of an impending American invasion, the monument is intended to generate a deeper understanding of the heritage and ongoing history of First Nations peoples, and to illuminate the founding role they played (and continue to play) in the ever-evolving North American cultural mosaic.

 Laura Secord's uneasy but extremely important interaction with First Nations warriors in her fateful encounter in Decew's Field is powerfully symbolic of the deep roots and inherent complexity of relationships amongst indigenous peoples and more recent settlers of the North American continent. It is an invitation to understand and reflect upon the divisions that extend back to our earliest days, in a spirit of respect and reconciliation.

The distinctive curvilinear design of this compelling architectural sculpture is consistent with Douglas Cardinal’s iconic designs elsewhere in North America, including the Canadian Museum of History in Hull, First Nations University in Regina, and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the First Nations Peace Monument, click here.



MAJOR FUNDING FOR THE FIRST NATIONS PEACE MONUMENT WAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

 

LE FINANCEMENT POUR LE MONUMENT DE PAIX DES PREMIÈRES NATIONS A ÉTÉ GENEREUSEMENT FOURNI PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT DU CANADA

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

Inclusiveness is a pervasive Canadian virtue. Thanks to support from the Rick Hansen Foundation and other community minded people, the monument project will also feature an accessible pathway to allow those with mobility issues to more easily experience the site.

 

 

ACCESSIBILITÉ

 

Une des grandes vertus du Canada s’avère son caractère inclusif. Grâce au soutien de la Fondation Rick Hansen et de gens axés sur la collectivité, ce projet inclura une voie accessible permettant aux personnes à mobilité réduite de s’engager plus facilement dans l’histoire de ce site historique.

 

Image result for quartek group st-catharines

https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/governin/resources/Fullcolour.jpg

Image result for city of Thorold logo

Image result for niagara region logo

Keefer Developments

Angelo Rossi

Sheraton Four Points Thorold Hertz_Equipment_Rentals

 


 


 

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