Indigenous History Exhibit to Launch at Grey Roots Museum & Archives
Grey County – On Friday June 2, at the beginning of National Indigenous History Month, Grey Roots Museum & Archives is launching Saukiing Anishnaabekiing presents Our Stories. The eye-catching exhibit invokes Anishnaabe creation stories while showing Grey County’s own creation story.
The exhibit is made up of canvas art panels created by Nyle “Miigizi” Johnston of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Each panel corresponds to one of the seven treaties signed between the Chippewas of Nawash and Saugeen and the British Crown on behalf of incoming settlers. Treaties which ultimately saw the surrender of millions of acres which went on to become Grey and Bruce Counties. The panels themselves are visually arresting, with bright vibrant colours and Woodlands style figures. Each is supplemented with a text panel detailing one of the seven treaties.
The launch event for Saukiing Anishnaabekiing presents Our Stories is being held at Grey Roots Museum & Archives on Friday, June 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Falling on a school PA Day, this event is designed to share Anishnaabe stories, culture, art, and food with all ages, but children especially. Exhibit artist Nyle Johnston will speak to his process and inspiration before leading a colouring activity for children based on his art. Chippewas of Saugeen author Dorothy Ladd will read from her latest children's book, Memengwaa - The Monarch Butterfly, written in both Ojibwe and English. Anishnaabe-inspired treats will be served by Heather Kewaquom of Bawbi Chow Catering.
In celebration of the event, admission to Grey Roots Museum & Archives is by donation on Friday, June 2nd. Attendees are encouraged to explore the Museum before or after the event.
Grey Roots Museum & Archives shares the unique stories of Grey County through programming, special events, and original and traveling exhibitions. greyroots.com
For further information contact:
Zak Erb, Public Relations Coordinator: 519-376-3690 ext. 1423, media [at] greyroots.com (media[at]greyroots[dot]com)