Campus gets early glimpse of Turtle Island Walk banners

Campus gets early glimpse of Turtle Island Walk bannersCampus gets early glimpse of Turtle Island Walk banners

The official dedication of Turtle Island Walk will take place on Thursday, Sept. 21, but the campus community got an early glimpse of the vibrant banners that will anchor the six prominent seating areas along the pedestrian thoroughfare this week.

The art featured on the banners is the work of First Nations artist Teresa Altiman who grew up on Walpole Island and draws inspiration from both the landscape and her indigenous heritage.

Turtle Island Walk will recognize the First Nations history of the land that the University of Windsor sits on with a series of plaques and will feature the Seven Teachings of the Ancestors - Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty Humility and Truth as well as the art work.

The dedication will include a full day of special events, and more details will follow.