Wiigwaasi-Jiimaan (Birch bark canoe): The culture and tradition of the canoe and its sustainability.
Watch artist Mike Ormsby and his team as they construct a traditional Anishinaabe birch bark canoe at Evergreen Brick Works this September through Toronto Arts Council’s Animating Historic Sites program. Viewing is free and open to the public during designated hours.
Aside from the actual building process, through the culture and the traditions involved, the canoe can be a means to understanding much more about both Indigenous & non-Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. This is especially true for our shared histories, and where we can go from here. These vessels are also an example of what humans can accomplish when they work with nature rather than against it – being connected to the earth and nature.
This project is part of the Toronto Art Council's Animating Historic Sites program at Evergreen Brick Works.
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Young Welcome Centre at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8
This event is wheelchair-accessible.