Hello again world – well once again I’m back at it trying to force myself to communicate my thoughts to the unknown masses – sounds a bit dire doesn’t it?! Anyway a new and exciting project is in the works for me – actually two new and exciting projects!
I should of course mention, it is a huge year – (really 3 years 2012-2014) – of celebrations for the region, which played an important role in the War of 1812. Perhaps most notable the Battle of Queenston Heights where Sir Issac Brock fell. If that’s your interest you’ll want to come by the town this summer and stop in at the Museum, Fort George, and the battle site where Brock’s Monument casts an impressive shadow over the bluff. It is bigger than the statue to Nelson in Nelson Square, London England, a very cool place to get out of your car and learn some history!
Anyway all of that links into my second new project the Wampum Peace Run, I’ve been invited to work with Jim Calder, Delmor Jacobs (co-authors of Lacrosse The Ancient Game), Annet Kerr, Mathew Miller, and Derek Smith on this fantastic event that recreates the message system used by Ongwehonwe Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) people in the pre and post contact era, and during the war of 1812. More to come on this exciting project that will see runners leaving from the Six Nations Reserve and Fort Erie Peace Bridge and meeting at Queenston Heights – covering over 10o kilometers and helping to tell the story of First Nations Peoples in the War of 1812.