Gathering // Medicine walk with Louella Tobias

Dow's Lake, Ottawa

August 25, 2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about trees and plants with whom we share these lands

You are invited to join us on a guided medicine walk led by Oshkaabewis (Traditional Knowledge Keeper) Louella Tobias.

Meet at the turning circle beside Dow’s Lake Pavilion and embark with us on a lovely afternoon walk followed by some healthy snacks. Explore a beautiful local site and learn more about the various trees and plant life forms with whom we share these lands.

The walk will take approximately two hours. Please bring your water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes.

This walk is free and everyone is welcome! Pre-registration is required. Please email Danielle Printup to indicate your interest in participating. (Rain date: Friday, 26 August)

Transportation to and from Dow’s Lake will be available. Pickup and drop off will be at Richelieu Vanier Park.

This event is part of Gatherings, a series of in-person summer events organized by CUAG.  It takes place on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

Access The paths around Dow’s Lake and in the arboretum are partially wheelchair accessible.  


Louella Tobias is from Delaware Nation. A mother of three and grandmother of seven, she has been following her traditions for more half of her life. She belongs to the Midewin Lodge on Manitoulin Island and is 3rd. Degree Midewin. Ms. Tobias learned about traditional healing and medicines such as sweat lodges, cedar baths and pipe ceremonies from Grandmothers in Sudbury, Ontario. She now shares this traditional knowledge, along with her contemporary social work expertise, with Indigenous children and youth at Wabano Centre.