28 Jun

A quick little summer update 2017

We’ve had a record amount of tours this June with 25 walks all together. Thanks to a number of organizations like Welcoming Week Ottawa and partnerships with the City of Ottawa, we were able to provide free walks to the public. This year we welcomed a new guide whose name is Summer Twenish. She a young ambitious Anishnabe woman from Kitigan Zibi and has a very unique perspective in her Indigenous Walks perspective. Read more about her in our “Guides” section of Indigenous Walks website!

NEW GUIDE! SUMMER TWENISH, Anishnabe from Kitigan Zibi

Summer Twensih


Around Ottawa there are an amazing number of things that we just can’t keep up with! Right now at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, the flower exhibition called, Wapikwanew: Blossom features 8 artists whose relationship with flowers is a source of inspiration. Some are connected through flowers because of their relationship to the land, and others because of their sheer beauty and elegance. Artist include Christi Belcourt, Barry Ace, David White Deer Charette, Kelly Duquette, Florence Yee, Nathalie Mantha and Myrosia Humeniuk. There are several activities including a joint Indigenous Walks tour.


Family, 2011 by Christi Belcourt on loan from the collection of Jaime Koebel


Artist Talk 1



Barry and NAthalie

MUST REGISTER! INDIGENOUS ART WALKING TOUR: Central Art Garage, Galerie SAW Gallery, Karsh-Masson Gallery

WHERE: Beginning at Central Art Garage (66 B Lebreton St North – the rear garage) and ending at Galerie SAW Gallery’s satellite space (2 Daly Ave)
WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1PM -4PM
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-art-walking-tour-tickets-35265657531?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

At the City Hall right now, there are also beautiful squares up that make the Quilt of Belonging. The amount of work that they’ve put in to the Indigenous squares is phenomenal. The exhibition is up until 5 July 2017

If there is anyone interested in taking a FREE online Indigenous studies course with Tracy Bear and Paul Gareau sign up here (you can also get credit but that costs $oniyaw:


We’ll  keep trying to update the blog but here’s the short for now!