Mount Royal flora: The forest and the human story
With Éric Richard (Directeur des services éducatifs, Les amis de la montagne) and Kakwiron:aron Cook (Aboriginal Outreach, McGill)
This 24 heures de science event helps us to discover a variety of stories about the plants that grow on the mountain and learn about the strong connection between native people and local flora. The forest on Mount Royal has been known by humans since prehistoric times. Wood was used for construction and tools, many plants were collected for food and others for medicinal uses. This event starts with brief presentation in the Museum, continues with walk to the Hochelaga monument and finishes with traditional Huron-Wendat strawberry drink near the Kondiaronk White Pine on Mount Royal's summit behind the lookout. Part of this event will be with Darrell Shakowennáhawe Thompson, a traditional Mohawk Cultural Facilitator.
The complete talk and walk is two hours. Please bring your own snack to share at the Kondiaronk White Pine near the summit.
WHERE: Start at the Redpath Museum at 5:00 p.m. FINISH: Mount Royal Kondiaronk lookout at 7:00 p.m. with refreshments.
FREE but suggested contribution: $10 regular adult/ $5 student, child, senior, Max: $20/family.
All proceeds go to the PROJETS AUTOCHTONES DU QUÉBEC (PAQ).