Heritage
Taking on the Task
Preserving First Peoples Cultural Heritage
Natural Heritage and Agricultural Heritage
Against all odds.




Cultural Heritage

Language, Ceremonies,
Equality between all living beings,
Philosophy of the Long House,
and sharing within your community.



The Totem pole at Tweed Heritage Centre was dedicated on Aboriginal Awareness Day 2009. At the behest of curator Evan Morton, Paul McDonald implemented and joined together the artists. McDonald worked on the Wolf which is the top piece, the Owl and the Native face. Maril Swan carved the Turtle and Paul Shier the Thunderbird. Rob Deruchie carved the Bear. The work, a tribute to Native Heritage also stands for the working together of the various races.

TRIBUNE-EXPRESS - News
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: How Turtle Island was made January 26 2007 by Gregg Chamberlain




Chief Hiawatha quoting Dekaniwah
WE BIND OURSELVES TOGETHER BY TAKING HOLD OF EACH OTHER'S HANDS SO FIRMLY AND FORMING A CIRCLE SO STRONG THAT IF A TREE SHOULD FALL UPON IT, IT COULD NOT SHAKE NOR BREAK IT, SO THAT OUR PEOPLE AND GRANDCHILDREN SHALL REMAIN IN THE CIRCLE SECURITY, PEACE AND HAPPINESS
In coordination with the Constitution of the Iroquois Nations 1776


Natural Heritage

Natural Heritage can be defined by this elder belief

  1. Only after the last tree has been cut down
  2. only after the last river has been poisoned
  3. only after the last fish has been caught
  4. then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
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  6. - Cree prophecy