Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month at Guelph Museums

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month at Guelph Museums

GUELPH, ON, June 13, 2017: National Aboriginal History Month will be marked at Guelph Museums will several events planned in partnership with local First Nations, Metis and Inuit leaders.

On Wednesday, June 14, as part ofthe Building Canada Lecture series, there will be a panel discussion about “Research relationships with Indigenous communities.” Panelists include Brittany Luby, Hannah Tait Neufeld, Steve Crawford, Chief Nadjiwon, and Councillor Paul Jones and moderator Malcolm Campbell, Vice President of Research at the University of Guelph. The lecture, presented in partnership with University of Guelph, begins at 7 p.m.

Zoongeheshkwaad, a display of artwork by elementary and high school students of the Upper Grand District School Board, promoting equity and diversity in the classroom for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, runs from June 17 to 22.

The name loosely translated means “to help someone move forward in a good way, to encourage others to move ahead together,” says Colinda Clyne, the Upper Grand District School Board curriculum lead for Equity/First Nations, Métis, Inuit Education.

Learn about the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada at a KAIROS Blanket Exercise Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m. The Blanket Exercise is a facilitated, interactive approach to learning Indigenous history and will be followed by a sharing circle debrief.

A Truth and Reconciliation Sharing Circle will be held Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Museum. The traditional sharing circle will include hand drumming and the development of a plan of action for our community led by men of the local sharing and drum circle.

All events take place at Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street. For more information, visit guelphmuseums.wpengine.com.


For more information:

Tammy Adkin | Manager, Guelph Museums
Public Services, City of Guelph
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON  N1H 4H8
T 519-836-1221 x2775
[email protected]


Posted by Dawn Owen on June 13, 2017