Revised: Ceremonial teepee at Springwater Park torched

Beth Ian McInroy

Elizabeth Brass Elson, of Beausoleil First Nation, looks over the remains of a ceremonial teepee which was destroyed by vandals Saturday night at Springwater Provincial Park, located north of Barrie. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA

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Wanzel tee pee

Mark Wanzel, Barrie Examiner

Reports of May 17, 2015 arson at Springwater Park – Camp Nibi:

Tipi up

This is what the donated tee pee looked like when we put it up on August 4, 2013. I wrote about it. See: An Anishinaabe tipi now graces Springwater Park – Camp Nibi in Midhurst

Donation

A generous donation. Ten years in Debby’s family. Aboriginal Voices Radio.

Tipi Beth Sylvie

People of goodwill trying to add to the diversity of our community.

Marvin

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Les Marvin

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Group

The image that NOW magazine used in their September 5, 2013 article called John Bacher on Wild West sprawl wrecking Ontario parks.

NOW magazine

New information: The emergency service providers cut the chain to gain access to the park.
chains

Images of what I discovered at the park on April 22, 2015.

Sign vandal

Near the front gate.

20150422 Sign site 1

Which was open.

20150422 Open gate

At the Anishnaabe teaching lodge which houses a sweat lodge.

20150422 Lodge 1

Re-posted on iLoveMidhurst.ca.

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