Toronto Zoo's Turtle Island Conservation programme (TIC) respectfully shares the hopes and goals of First Nation partners in our committment to the preservation of biodiversity. TIC partners with First Nation communities to preserve community knowledge and significant natural and cultural landscapes.
The objectives of the Turtle Island Conservation programme are:
To foster respect for self, community, Mother Earth, and the Creator
To recognize and record significant landscapes valued by First Nation communities
To integrate traditional ways of knowing with western science to monitor, protect, respect and restore landscapes
To integrate language, art and crafts to sustain traditional ways of knowing and among non-Aboriginals
To facilitate understanding of diversity of First Nation culture and ways of knowing among non-Aboriginals
Turtle Island Conservation has a variety of resources available in
Mohawk and Ojibway languages:
- Turtle Identifier guides - Mohawk and Ojibway - contact us for your copy
- Frog Calls of Ontario CD - Mohawk & Ojibway
- Turtle Crossing signs - Mohawk & Ojibway
Other initiatives include:
- Outreach education presentations in First Nations' communities focused on community cultural mapping
- Facilitating Elder/Youth dialogue
- Monitoring programs in First Nation communities
If you would like more information about the program please contact:
Programme Coordinator, Turtle Island Conservation [email protected], or 416- 393-6362
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:
Turtle Island Conservation
361A Old Finch Ave.
E-mail: [email protected]
Office hours are from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.