The main focus of Through the Waves of History , canoe trip on the shores of Manitoulin Island is to look at First
Nation history from a First Nation’s perspective. Through the Waves of History is an opportunity for educators,
students and tourists to learn about a First Nations history that is not present in the Canadian education system.
The canoe trip will provide educators with the knowledge and understanding of how history was shaped by First
The stories and teachings will begin by looking at the effects of Residential Schools on individuals and
communities in the past and today, the war effort in World War 1 and 2, the fight for equal rights, current realities
in the communities, land claims and self-government. There will be stories from legends to day-to-day life in a
First Nations community. Each evening, participants will engage in unique campfire storytelling.
Note: Limited space available (15 people max./ per trip). Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve
basis. If 15 people do not register per trip, the trip will be cancelled.