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Decolonizing Guelph’s Founding Story

January 29 - October 27
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the restructuring of our colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. We are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and we strive to initiate dialogues and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform…

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Indigenizing Galt

January 29, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Civic Museum was established in the 1960s to preserve and share this city’s local history. Since then, our founding story has been told through the narrative of the Canada Company. Founded by John Galt, who became its first Superintendent, the Canada Company is responsible for colonizing over two million acres of land on the…

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Reading Galt

February 26, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the restructuring of our colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. We are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and we strive to initiate dialogues and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform…

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Lacrosse: The Creator’s Game

February 26 - August 18
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Iroquois Nationals vs Team Canada, World International Lacrosse Championships, 2015

Dewa’áo’:gajíhgwa’e’ is the Cayuga Nation word for lacrosse, which has multiple meanings: “they play with webbed sticks” and “to throw or pass the ball” and “hitting their hips. Lacrosse was gifted to the Haudenosaunee Peoples (Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca) from the Creator at the time of Creation. Other Indigenous Nations have their own…

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Ongoing

Konnón:kwe

March 9 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
Amanda Strong, How to Steal a Canoe, 2015 (still from stop-motion animation)

Image: Amanda Strong, How to Steal a Canoe, 2015 (still from stop-motion animation) Konnón:kwe, a Kanyen'kéha (Mohawk) word signifying “three or more women,” speaks to the power of collective agency by Indigenous women artists. Themes of wellness, community, and environmental justice weave historic artifacts and contemporary fine art into an exhibition that invites visitors to…

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Indianized

March 9 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
Woodlands First Nations beadwork

Curated by Naomi Smith, the exhibition Indianized traces this nation’s colonial timeline while featuring Indigenous beadworks as creative expressions of survival, crafted by historical artists. Indianized also presents beadworks by Naomi and other contemporary artists, which reflect traditional beading techniques and imagery. Naomi shares her personal reflections throughout this exhibition of everyday objects that have…

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Fourth Friday: Ansley Simpson

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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Free

Celebrate the opening of spring exhibitions, Indianized and Konnón:kwe, with a performance by Ansley Simpson! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m. Opening remarsk at 6:30 p.m. and performance by Ansley Simpson starts at 7 p.m. Ansley Simpson is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe singer-songwriter and…

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