submitted by NGHS
Jim Stone is an amateur historian researching the presence of Algonquin and other Indigenous nations in the larger Ottawa-Gatineau area, including the upper St Lawrence River. He will be speaking at our next public meeting, 7:00 pm, 14 June, 148 Prescott St., Kemptville.
This talk is part of a larger project called Kichi-Sibi Trails which is looking at revitalizing Indigenous trails in this area. His talk to the North Grenville Historical Society will focus on Indigenous presence and changes in the North Grenville area, including settlements, water route connections to the Rideau and South Nation Rivers, and along the St Lawrence shores of what is now New York State. His ancestors include Joel Stone, the founder of Gananoque, who settled in the St. Lawrence River shores in the 1780s. Jim is a retired Canadian diplomat with an avocation for wilderness canoeing.