ABOUT this space
Welcome to this curated space to celebrate, honour, and share local Indigenous arts and culture in the spirit of the Two-Row Wampum and Two-Eyed Seeing.
Through art and storytelling, visitors will learn more about:
the land and waterways; its history before and after Colonial contact
the Ancestors; before and after Colonial contact
the Canadian history of Residential Schools
Indigeneity; Reawakening and Resurgence
traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms and artists
Meet the Team
Curator Summer Bressette worked to create this space as part of the London Arts Council Team. Summer is a member of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
Designer Katie Wilhelm continues to collaborate on this virtual space as a partner of the London Arts Council. Katie is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.
Specialist, Cultivating Allyship
Janet is a proud member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. She has always strived to be an impactful community member, doing her best to create positive change.
About the London Arts Council
The London Arts Council is committed to working in peace and healing with all Indigenous people. We work closely with the surrounding First Nations communities: Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee-Delaware Nation. This virtual space represents a commitment from the London Arts Council to foster relationship building, as the consensual sharing of knowledge concerning Indigenous history, culture, and philosophy is the first step in this process.
About the Project Funding
This project was made possible because of funding received through FedDev Ontario’s Canadian Experiences Fund. The Canadian Experiences Fund is a two-year national program to support communities across Canada in creating, improving or enhancing tourism products, facilities and experiences. Tourism London partnered with Chippewa of the Thames First Nation and the London Arts Council on this project.