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october, 2017

wed18oct6:30 pmWampum Belts Woven Through Anishinaabe HistoryA presentation by Brian Charles6:30 pm Categories:All,Events,Gallery Events Event TagsAurora,Brian Charles,Heritage,Indigenous Art,Indigenous Knowledge,Knowledge Keeper,Newmarket,Town of Aurora,Town of Newmarket Fire Services,TRC,Wampum,Wampum Belt,York Region


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm


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Join us for an insightful evening under the teachings of Brian Charles, an off-reserve member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.

Brian Charles has been working collaboratively with a small group of knowledge keepers to redevelop an archive and physical repository of wampum belts related to Ojibway history. Using replica wampum belts in this special presentation, he will illuminate a path that not only interconnects the nations and histories of First Peoples in the Eastern Woodland, but also of settler societies in Canada.

Brian Charles is an off-reserve Band member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island and has lived in the Barrie region for over forty years.  He has worked as an Aboriginal Liaison at both the provincial and federal levels for over twenty years.  He currently resides along the western shoreline of Lake Simcoe on the outskirts of the village of Hawkestone.

We invite you this evening to enjoy, as part of your visit, the gallery exhibition Call to Action #83: Eight Indigenous and Eight Non-Indigenous Artists’ Quest for Truth and Reconciliation.

All welcome for this evening talk; questions encouraged.

Admission by donation gratefully received; light refreshments served.