The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area has a heritage trail running through it. The Old Bone Trail is part of its history.
Where the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas once told a partial story including only what may be only the “what” and “how” stories of The Old Bone Trail, there was no mention as to “why” The Old Bone Trail came to exist.
So, if you are wondering where the previous Old Bone Trail posts have gone they have been removed in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation until such time as a more complete story or series of stories can be told relating the entire heritage and history.
In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021 Mon., Sep. 27, 2021 – Fri., Oct. 1, 2021
True reconciliation is never cheap, for it is based on forgiveness which is costly. Forgiveness in turn depends on repentance, which has to be based on an acknowledgment of what was done wrong, and therefore on disclosure of the truth. You cannot forgive what you do not know.Desmond Tutu
Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.Nhat Hanh
There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other, until you see their view- you have to enter into the pain of the people. You’ve got to feel their need.John M. Perkins
Buffalo Extermination was an Act of Genocide. Dibaajimowin
Bison Hunting Wikipedia.
Buffalo Skulls. The New Inquiry
Chapter 13, Buffalo Genocide in Nineteenth Century North America: Kill, Skin and Sell. Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America
Genocide by Other Means: U.S. Army Slaughtered Buffalo in Plains Indian Wars. Indian Country Today
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Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
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