The Town of Ingersoll now has an Indigenous Awareness crosswalk on King Street, close to the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Clinic.
INGERSOLL - A new colourful crosswalk has been installed in Ingersoll just in time for National Indigenous History Month.
You'll now be able to find an Indigenous Awareness crosswalk on King Street close to the Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner Clinic.
According to a post on the Ingersoll and area Indigenous Solidarity & Awareness Network Facebook (IISAN) page, the crosswalk features three colours with their own symbols:
- The red lines with a dress symbolize missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people,
- The orange lines with a handprint represent those affected by the residential school system,
- The blue lines with the water droplet symbolize the lack of basic resources in Indigenous communities.
IISAN says the Ingersoll BIA will be hosting a special event on June 20th in order to commemorate new art projects, including this new crosswalk.