University of Windsor Alumni Magazine
Campus Highlights
A girl in ceremonial dress is shown as part of the Turtle Island Walk day of celebration.
Above: Part of the Turtle Island Walk day of celebration.

Celebrating the campus's First Nations history

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CELEBRATING THE CAMPUS’S FIRST NATIONS HISTORY 

The official dedication of Turtle Island Walk took place last fall. Vibrant banners anchor the six prominent seating areas along the pedestrian thoroughfare this week that was formerly part of Sunset Avenue.

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 recognizes the First Nations’ history of the land on which the University of Windsor sits with
a series of plaques and features the Seven Teachings of the Ancestors - Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty Humility and Truth as well as the art work.