Linguistic Groups in Ontario
Began Research and found Ontario was originally inhabited by 4 Indigenous Groups:
- Cree – mainly located in Northern Ontario
- Anishinaabe – throughout much Ontario
- Huron-Wendat to the East
- Seneca – from New York State into Southwestern Ontario through Niagara
The Moccasin Identifier began with intent of creating Digital Dot or Marker of significant sites
2012 Chiefs of Ontario All Ontario Chiefs Conference supported the idea of creating a marker
Early in the project friends & teachers in the Toronto Area suggested a marker – initially a feather.
Carolyn contemplated for 3 days “what will identify us and connect us to the land?” Our footwear: Moccasins.