National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First NationsInuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Join us on Explorer’s Point

Museum open 10 am – 4:30 pm

We invite you to join the Mini Birch Bark Canoe Workshop hosted by Joanne Labelle. This is a free workshop, but please register in advance so we have enough materials for everyone by calling the museum (705 744 5495), email education@mattawamuseum.ca or visit our gift shop.

We have a brand new exhibit for you to experience – an interactive app come and explore!

If you haven’t had time to visit the Canoe Build (outdoor exhibit), this would be a great time – it’s looking more like a canoe every day!

We have beautiful new crafts in our Gift Shop by talented local artists.

We are also selling these T-shirts in our gift shop.

Entry to the museum is free for this special event

Canoe Build – The Gift

Some of the bark for the canoe has been harvested!

Can you see it starting to take shape?

Come visit the museum for a closer look at this exciting project!

What a wonderful kickoff to the Mattawa Museum 2022 Season!

Marcel Labelle launched his double-hull canoe which is named “Birth of a Nation”. This is a teaching canoe, telling the story of our country, settlement on Turtle Island with our First Peoples and Europeans. It is a powerful message and well received by those gathered to celebrate with ceremony. This canoe is now on display inside the museum for the remainder of the season.

We invite you to come to visit. Marcel’s book The Knowledge Canoe is available and he is always willing to write a quick note inside your book.

We have new artisans who have their work in the giftshop! We have t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies available.

50/50 tickets are available online AND at the museum.

The Rock Painting shop is open. All ages welcome! This is going to be a great season, we are already open 7 days a week! 10am to 4:30 pm. We look forward to visiting with you and sharing stories.

Thank you, Meegwetch, Merci, Marcee