Culture is an expression of who we are, and which originates from our relationships to the Land; the resources and patterns of the places in which we live.
There is a distinct culture in The Land Between due to the landforms and assets here, just as there is a distinct culture in Toronto, or north to North Bay and beyond: The Land Between is marked by undulating patterns and a diversity of natural resources, that have attracted artisans, that support craft and creation, and which marks an important navigation route and journey. The Land Between’s culture is animate and active; it is dynamic as a meeting of Great Nations – of the Traditional Territory of the Mitche Saagii (the Great Mississauga Ojibwa Nation) and now too of the Haudenashaunee – and also in the modern day a meeting place of city and country.
To conserve and celebrate our culture and heritage we choose projects that enliven and maintain cultural practices, preserve and enhance identity, and which foster confidence and self esteem. The Land Between hopes to support a vibrant culture that is animate, celebrated, and embraced as part of our character
Projects focus on First Nations, Early Settler history, Artisans, and current assets. To date we have created media and platforms to interpret and celebrate culture, mapped and collected data on First Nations Traditional cultural assets, ghost towns, and built heritage.
Find out more about our efforts:
My First Shot. This is a social piece! Challenging biases about cultural traditions. A new experience of south meets north, city meets country, Liberal meets Conservative. A young woman from L.A. and former vegan learns how to hunt in The Land Between.
First Nations Culture and Worldviews. The Land is the basis of our identity. First Nations are the peoples of this land. Their perspectives and experience are our roots in Canada.
Also see our tourism projects; our efforts to save a heritage industrial building that recounts a large story of European settlement, the Building Between; the majestic manna that was the basis of all resources, wealth and health, The American Eel……And stay tuned for more!