Duke Redbird
Indigenous Elder

Dr. Duke Redbird is an elder, poet, activist, educator, and artist. With a legacy stretching back to the 1960s, he is a pillar of First Nations literature in Canada and has practiced a number of art disciplines including poetry, painting, theater, and film. He was a trailblazer throughout the 60s & 70's giving voice to Indigenous people at major institutions and folk festivals across the country. He holds a master's degree from York University and an Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University.

Day 1

June 21, 2023

1:00 pm EDT

Toronto Island: Building Deep Community Connection into the Planning Process

This tour will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 pm EST.

Explore Toronto Island with Indigenous elders, residents, artists and city staff contributing to a Toronto Island Masterplan that features Indigenous placemaking, climate adaption, LGBTQ2+ and creative co-management structures.

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logo TD The Ready Commitment

Host City Partner

City of Toronto

Event Sponsor

Parks Canada


The Bentway
Metcalf Foundation
Government of Canada
Municipal World
Mohari Hospitality