In photos: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh meets with Indigenous leaders at Massey College
Indigenous Knowledge Keeper James Bird, a PhD student at U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, welcomes the Duke of Edinburgh to Massey College at the University of Toronto (all photos by Lisa Sakulensky)
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Massey College at the University of Toronto to engage members of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation in a dialogue about how his titular awards program could work to empower Indigenous youth.
It’s one of three Chapels Royal in Canada – and the only one with its own title in an Indigenous language: Gi-Chi-Twaa Gimaa Nini Mississauga Anishinaabek AName Amik, or the King’s Anishinaabek Sacred Place.
The event, organized by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell, was styled as a “council” in tribute to the long tradition of similar meetings between Indigenous leaders and representatives of the Crown.
Photographer Lisa Sakulensky was there to capture the event: