ANTB66 & ANTC66 students make experiential learning trip to Petroglyphs Provincial Park

A group shot of UTSC students standing by a lake in Petroglyphs Provincial Park

On October 7, 2022, 40 students in ANTB66 - Spiritual Paths: A Comparative Anthropology of Pilgrimage and ANTC66 - Anthropology of Tourism and Placemaking, travelled together to Kinomaage Waapkong, or the Teaching Rocks, an important Anishinaabeg sacred site located within Petroglyphs Provincial Park.

This full day experiential learning event was led by Jack Hoggarth, a knowledge keeper from Curve Lake First Nation, who introduced students to Ojibwe ceremony and shared teachings at the site, as well as in exchanges at the UTSC campus. The visit to Kinomaage Waapkong was the cornerstone of a broader partnership between Professors Donna Young and Lena Mortensen in the Department of Anthropology and the Curve Lake Cultural Centre, working collectively to introduce students in these courses to critical issues in the study of Indigenous spirituality, heritage, and placemaking through land-based learning.

Check out the full set of photos on Flickr

UTSC students at the lake
Students on the bus
Students at the lake
Student at the lake
Students on bus