image item: Rouge National Urban Park Research

As one of the first urban National Parks, Rouge Park is perhaps more honest in the way that our human interactions and urban infrastructures are deeply embedded into the parkscape. Urban wildlife adapt to these spaces and are reflected in the land and our human geographies. From swallows nesting under steel walkways to nuclear power plants across the beach, how do we reckon with our impacts so visibly on the land? How do we respond to our impact within other Indigenous peoples’ lands? Freedom Tours procession in Rouge Park on June 24th, 2017 will address these issues and more as we move together in acts of caring for the land and all of our relations.

Photography by Cheryl L’Hirondelle