2022 Shared Waters Book Sales
The London Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with photographer Richard Bain and creative designer Katie Wilhelm, has produced a book of photography called Shared Waters: London Listens. It brings into focus Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, and spaces around London.
The London Chamber of Commerce has undertaken an Indigenous Community Engagement under the guidance of Dr. Nicole Kaniki and Tia Kennedy. A direct action that flowed from this engagement was our decision to focus our book in the manner that we have.
The Creative Designer of this Project is Katie Wilhelm from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. Her Design Rationale is attached for your review as well as her design for the front and back cover of our book, which we call: Shared Waters: London Listens.
As Katie so beautifully puts it, our book:
“Is a call to Londoners to reconcile with our current and future relationship to the local river and how our actions are affecting our surrounding First Nations communities. There is a direct cause and effect that Londoners are listening to - and sharing responsibility for.”
Shared Waters is a partial fulfillment of the Chamber’s moral obligations in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. All net proceeds from the publication of this book will be devoted to furthering these obligations.