Heart of Turtle Island - Niagara Escarpment


October 4th

"Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment”

Presenter: Mark Zelinski




Like the Galapagos and the Serengeti, The Niagara Escarp- ment is designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Its ecosystems support hundreds of at-risk species that coexist alongside the most densely populated and heavily developed region in            Canada. Award-winning photographer and publisher Mark Zelinski presents a Power Point of photographs and stories from his new book "HEART OF TURTLE ISLAND: THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT”. The images bring exquisite focus to the environmental treasuresof the magnicent Niagara Escarpment, celebrating the diverse communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path. Mississaugas of The New Credit, Six Nations and Anishnaabek Nations of Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island are among the subjects included. A Governor General’s Medal winner, Mark Zelinski’s diverse career as a professional photographer has taken him across 80 countries. Best known for his “Books That Heal” initiative – Mark donated 7,000 copies of his photography books to 100 worldwide charities. His nine internationally acclaimed books include forewords by Prince Philip, Lincoln Alexander, Prince Andrew, AFN Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and Justin Trudeau.