Philip Cote
Young Spiritual Elder, Artist, Activist, Historian and Traditional Wisdom Keeper

Philip Cote, of Moose Deer Point First Nation, is a Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian and Ancestral Knowledge Keeper. He is engaged in creating opportunities for art-making and teaching methodologies through Indigenous symbolism, traditional ceremonies, history, oral stories, and land-based pedagogy. Philip has shared his knowledge with numerous institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Toronto, and the Toronto District School Board.

Day 1

June 22, 2023

10:00 am EDT

Tracing Tkaronto’s Indigenous History


Join Philip Cote as he guides us through Tkaronto's rich indigenous history covering the last 13,500 years. Explore Indigenous relationships to the land, ravines, waterways and greenspaces and how Indigenous histories are reshaping parks.

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