The People Before Us
Join the Leeds & Grenville Branch of Ontario Ancestors on Monday, June 7th at 7:00 pm as we hear from Dr. David Shanahan about the Indigenous peoples of what are now Leeds & Grenville Counties. He will help us understand the original peoples who cherished and protected our lands before the arrival of the settlers, and the ongoing relationships between the peoples, the lands, and the settlers. There is a long history, often unhappy, between indigenous peoples and the settler community; but the history of the first peoples goes back much further into the past than we might realize. The clash of cultures that began in the Sixteenth Century goes on today.
David Shanahan has spent more than 30 years working as an historian for indigenous communities across Canada, with particular focus on Ontario. As a native-born Irish person, he also sees the extensive parallels between North American and Celtic indigenous cultures, with a shared history of colonization and struggle.
To register for this presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc–tqDwpHNcJLuq30NmA80oTAq8Lxjnf You can also locate the meeting registration link on our website: leedsandgrenville.ogs.on.ca You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.