Toronto just got a floating Indigenous learning centre
Toronto's waterfront just got a brand new floating art installation that doubles as an Indigenous learning centre.
Named Wigwam Chi-Chemung, which roughly translates from Ojibway into big house canoe will be floating along the Ontario Place South Marina until at least October.
The project is a collaboration between Ontario Place, Myseum of Toronto, and Elder Duke Redbird, an Anishinaabe Elder of The Ojibway First Nation.
The installation consists of a houseboat covered in Indigenous art and includes a phone line that can be used to leave Elder Redbird a voicemail, asking questions about Indigenous culture and history. Select questions will then be answered and featured on Myseum's website as part of a digital exhibition.
The digital exhibition features videos about Indigenous history, the boat's artwork, and a phone line for those hoping to learn more.
It's just one of the many exhibits returning to Ontario Place this summer as the city continues to open up.
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