The Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) will offer a birchbark canoe making workshop during the 2017 Winter Term. Under the guidance of Algonquin canoe builder Pinock Smith, students will work to construct a traditional birch bark canoe which will eventually be housed in MacOdrum Library. The canoe will acknowledge the location of Carleton University as being situated within the traditional territory of the Algonquin people. The Wìgwàs Chiman workshop will consist of six (6) to seven (7) two (2) hour sessions and will take place at the Carleton University Art Gallery.

Sessions will run on the following dates from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
February 1, 8 & 15, 2017
March 1, 8 & 22, 2017
March 27, 2017 (if needed)

The Wìgwàs Chiman workshop is part of Carleton University’s commitment to include “…Indigenous knowledge into the learning environment” (Indigenous Co-Ordinated Strategy, 2011).

The criteria for eligibility is outlined in the application form. If you fulfill the criteria for eligibility, please complete and submit the application form by Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Applications will be assessed and applicants will be notified of a decision by Friday, January 27, 2017.

Applications and questions can be submitted to:
Center for Indigenous Culture and Education (CII)
Hand delivery: 503 Robertson Hall
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