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The River Talks; A Gathering at Deshkan Ziibi (Thursday)

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Museum London

421 Ridout Street North

London, ON N6A 5H4

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Come gather at Deshkan Ziibi/Thames River for three days of indoor and outdoor talks, walks, activations, and art focused on river ecology, hydrology, culture, history, conservation, and gender and social justice. River Talks will feature Indigenous leaders and water protectors, water managers, conservationists, environmentalists, activists, artists, and academics. The many “streams” of River Talks will flow together as people from across our watershed and beyond share stories about their work to re-imagine, renew, restore and respect our water-ways. The goal of the gathering is to excite and inform Londoners of all ages about the health and importance of our river.

Location: Museum London
Dates: October 18th to 20th
To Register: You are registering for events happening on Thursday, Oct 18th at the River Talks. If you would also like to register for Friday events and activities, please click here. After you select your ticket type, you will be prompted to pick out the sessions and activities you hope to participate in.

Free metal straws to the first 100 registrants for the event courtesy of Reimagine Co.


Thursday, October 18th 2018 (7:30am-4:30 pm)
On Thursday, October 18th, join us at Harris Park at 7:30 am for a Sunrise Ceremony, followed by a Water Ceremony (if you identify as female - skirts are encouraged to be worn. Also feel free to bring a lawnchair/blanket). Afterwards, join us inside and outside around Museum London for a day full of speakers and activities. Some of our speakers and activities include;

  • Scott Gillingwater (Upper Thames River Conservation Authority) - Mounting Pressures and Recovery Efforts: Can We Save Ontario's Declining Reptiles?
  • Dr. Patricia Cocoran (Western University) & Kirsty Robertson (Western University) - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Plastics Pollution in the Great Lakes and its Tributaries -- a science/arts perspective from the Synthetic Collective
  • Dan Ebbs (London Arts Council) - Historical Walking Tours along the Thames
  • Tara Tchir (Upper Thames River Conservation Authority) - The Thames River (Deshkan Ziibi) Shared Waters Approach to Water Quantity and Quality: A Component of the Thames River Clear Water Revival (TRCWR)
  • Mark Drewe (Traverse the Thames) - Films of the Thames; More Passion than Sense: A Beginner's Tale of Paddling the Entire Thames River
  • and many more! Check out our website for more details and descriptions.

Thursday, October 18th 2018 (6:30 pm - 9 pm)
Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art -
Join Nadine Bariteau (Toronto); Soheila Esfahani (Waterloo); Chris Myhr (Hamilton); Quinn Smallboy (London/Moose Factory); and Jennifer Willett (Windsor), in discussion with artist-curator Patrick Mahon. The artists will be presenting their respective photography, video, and installation works exploring our relationships with water to be shown as part of the exhibition, The Living River Project, opening at the Art Gallery of Windsor on Friday, Oct. 19.




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421 Ridout Street North

London, ON N6A 5H4

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