Canada Day 2021

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On this Canada Day, in light of the recent Residential school discoveries, we would like to encourage you to make this a day of Listening and Learning.

Knowledge is key. One of the aspects that we focus on in our Indigenous display at the museum are the Seven Grandfather Teachings.

Today we would like to share these keywords from those teachings.

love
respect
truth
honesty
humility
wisdom
bravery

Zaagi’idiwin
Manaaji’idiwin
Debwewin
Gwayakwaadiziwin
Dabasendiziwin
Nibwaakaawin
Zoongide’ewin

l’amour
le respect
vérité
honnêteté
humilité
sagesse
bravoure


We would like to encourage you to explore our community and share your experiences in these uncertain times.

Scavenger Hunt Time … Wildflowers of Northern Ontario!


Looking for something creative to do on Canada Day?

At the beginning of COVID in March 2020, we started a Rock Painting project at the Museum with the intent of creating a Garden of Strength and Hope. We have collected quite a few, check out the gallery so far…

Theresa Townsend
Teri Burton 1 1200 x 800
Ruth May 2 1200 X 800
Ruth May 1200 x 800
Judy Toupin 2 annotated
Brenda Kelly
Darlene Bellaire 1200 X 800
Alex Guscott1200 X 800
Agnes Kelly
Judy Toupin1200 x 800
Ashley Madelyn Everly Jeremy Bell 1200 x 800
museum display
Theresa Townsend Teri Burton 1 1200 x 800 Ruth May 2 1200 X 800 Ruth May 1200 x 800 Judy Toupin 2 annotated Brenda Kelly Darlene Bellaire 1200 X 800 Alex Guscott1200 X 800 Agnes Kelly Judy Toupin1200 x 800 Ashley Madelyn Everly Jeremy Bell 1200 x 800 museum display

We are looking for more!

It will be part of our Community Exhibit, part inside, part outside the museum. Larger rocks will be accepted for the outdoor portion of the exhibit. Dating your masterpieces would be greatly appreciated.

Be creative, have fun!

If you have painted rocks and would like to drop them off, send an email to curator@mattawamuseum.ca or call the museum 705 744 5495.