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Open Studio I

  • Ontario Place South Marina 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West Toronto, ON, M6K 3B9 Canada (map)

During this Open Studio, Elder Duke Redbird engages visitors in questions around “Our Environment”, focusing on Indigenous perspectives about stemming the destruction based on age old practices, together with reverence and respect for Mother Earth. Set around Wigwam Chi-Chemung—a 40-foot pontoon houseboat docked at the Ontario Place Marina—the Open Studio sessionis part of an evolving art installation and Indigenous interpretive learning centre created in partnership with Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and orator Elder Duke Redbird. Over the summer and fall, visitors have an opportunity to spend time, learn from, and celebrate the Indigenous peoples who historically thrived, sustained and populated the extensive shoreline of Lake Ontario.

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The next Wigwam Chi-Chemung Open Studio session will take place on October 12, 2019 at 2:00pm.

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Earlier Event: September 28
Art & Wellness
Later Event: October 12
Open Studio II