October 12

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
(3 hours)

Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Toronto ON
M6K 3B9

Description

Currents  |  Family Friendly, Open Studios

Please note: Due to weather conditions, this event has been cancelled.

During the last Open Studio of the Wigwam Chi-Chemung fall program, Elder Duke Redbird asks “how are we in relation?” and reflects on the many conversations, collaborations, and connections formed during the project. Set around Wigwam Chi-Chemung—a 40-foot pontoon houseboat docked at the Ontario Place Marina—the Open Studio session is 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.

Location Notes: This event will take place at the Ontario Place South Marina.

For further information on the process and program around Wigwam Chi-Chemung, please visit: wigwamchichemung.com

Image Credit: “Wigwam Chi-Chemung” at Ontario Place. Photo by Elijah Nichols. Image courtesy of Myseum.

Bio

Elder Duke Redbird (Ojibway, born in Saugeen First Nation, ON, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) is an established Indigenous intellectual, poet, journalist, activist, actor, filmmaker, and public speaker. He is best known in Canada and internationally as a key figure in the development of First Nations literature in Canada.

Partners

Myseum of Toronto
Ontario Place Corporation
SummerWorks Festival
Toronto Arts Council
Young People's Theatre (YPT)