Awakening the Spirit: Select works from the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Collection
A very special exhibition of one women’s journey to empower and support Indigenous arts in Canada and globally through a collection of paintings, mixed-media, sculpture, and personal objects. Never before exhibited original works including Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Beam, Roy Thomas, Vince Bomberry, Simon Brascoupe, Bruce King, and more. Presented in collaboration with Brock University.
Opening reception on THU 7 SEPT at 7 PM.
Curator’s talk with Sam Thomas SUN 10 SEPT at 1 PM.
A traditional Métis encampment hosted by descendants of the fur trade living life as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Witness, learn and interact all weekend long. Presented by the Niagara Region Métis Council.
We Are Not A Conquered People by Dante MacNaughton and Britney Labelle
A student work from the Voices of Eagles exhibit from The Soaring Eagles Indigenous Secondary School Program of the Niagara Catholic District Board that reflects on the Truth and Reconciliation commission.
Backyard Closing with Crooked Trail and Special Guests
Crooked Trail is a fusion of traditional aboriginal music, rock-and-roll, blues and beyond, where 21st-century secular music meets with sacred stylings and sweetgrass. Joined by Strong Water Women Drum Group and Ohnaia:kara Singers, this special event will close the backyard.
A very special closing celebration featuring Kenny Lee Lewis, Derek Miller (Mohawk, GR) with special guests: Peter Shea, Ritchie Franzen, Charly Lowry, Harrison Kennedy, Juliet Dunn, The Ollivanders, Rob &, Zander Lamothe.