WALKING INDIGENOUS LONDON
This podcast is an audio guide for a walking tour of Central London sites associated with Indigenous visitors to London since 1497. The tour begins at Covent Garden tube station, and ends on Westminster Bridge, lasting around two hours. The audio guide is narrated by Kahu Burrows (Māori: Ngāti Maru) and Nathan Woodworth (Native American - Karuk).
The tour was prepared by Prof. David Stirrup from the BEYOND THE SPECTACLE project, and based on Prof. Coll Thrush’s book INDIGENOUS LONDON: NATIVE TRAVELLERS AT THE HEART OF EMPIRE. We are grateful to both authors. Supported by the High Commission of Canada as part of the ORIGINS Festival 2021-22.
The main photo shows Warriors of AniKituhwa recreating the Abbey Road EP cover, 2019. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Warriors came to London in 2019 to walk in the Lord Mayor's New Years Day Parade and to retrace the footsteps of their ancestors who came to London in 1762 to reinforce treaty relationships with the British.
Image credit: Beyond the Spectacle and the AHRC