Red Hill Valley Turtle Meeting Place a spot to rest and reflect – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201811 Views

The Turtle Meeting Place is one of two existing meeting spots along the Red Hill Valley trail system

Mar 12, 2018

Taking the shape of its name, the Turtle Meeting Place is the latest spot for people to gather and reflect on the large Indigenous footprint on the Red Hill Valley.

The meeting place is the newest instalment of created spaces along the Red Hill Valley trail system where people can not only stop for a break and take in the beautiful landscape, but also learn about Indigenous history as it relates to the valley.

From an aerial view, the creature’s figure is apparent. Its name is fitting since the turtle represents Mother Earth.

“The whole idea is that the turtle is the symbol of the earth to many of the Indigenous cultures, so that’s why we decided to go with that symbol,” said Rick Hill, coordinator of the Joint Stewardship Board, a body that represents both the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the City of Hamilton.

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