On March 29, Windsor-region artist-educators, arts administrators and other arts-in-learning practitioners joined us for this engaging session of professional development led by local Aboriginal artist-educators to discover some of the great work being done by Indigenous artists in Southern Ontario. They had the opportunity to network with peers to explore collaborative and partnership opportunities with other arts and learning professionals from a variety of sectors and leave with new tools and ideas to rejuvenate their classroom, workplace or artistic practice.
You are invited to a presentation and discussion regarding The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning's ‘Mapping Project’ – an innovative digital map representing arts and learning across Ontario. We want YOU to be part of this conversation. Through focus groups and guided discussion, have your say and help guide the development of this vital tool for arts and learning in Ontario.
4:00 - Welcome and Introductions
4:10 - Workshop with Morgan Baillargeon
4:35 - Workshop with Lacey George
5:00 - Refreshment and networking
5:30 - Mapping focus groups and discussion
6:25 - Wrap up and reflection
Dr. Morgan Baillargeon is Metis from Tecumseh, Ontario. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa, M.A. from Carleton University, B.Ed. from the University of Alberta and a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. Baillargeon has studied traditional First Nations and Metis art since 1978 and worked in Plains Cree and Metis communities in Central and Northern Alberta since that time. He has worked on the Canadian and U.S. Plains region, in the field of cultural anthropology for 24 years. From 2003-2009, he worked closely with traditional and contemporary Indigenous artist living in urban centres across Canada and New York City, to explore the role of art in helping to maintain ones culture and identity. Since his return to the Windsor region in 2015, Morgan has worked with the Tecumseh Historical Society helping to develop an exhibition space on Indigenous history of the area, and the Windsor Public School board to develop content for their Aboriginal art curriculum, he has also taught a course in traditional deer hide tanning.
Aanii Boozhoo Kina Wiya, GiizhgadnungKwe N’dishnikaaz, Bkejwanong N’doonjiba, Ojibwa Pottawatomi AnishnaabeKwe N’daaw, Miigizi N’doodem. Hello Everyone, My name is Lacey George, I’m Ojibwa/Pottawatomi from Walpole Island First Nation and Eagle clan is currently carrying me. I have lived in Windsor for about 10 years now and have 4 beautiful children. I have been beading and sewing Regalia for about 10 years now and have found healing and comfort in it. I am mostly self-taught and through trial and error have learned to create beautiful pieces of Native American Beadwork. For this very reason I enjoy teaching and sharing my talent with others willing to learn in hopes they find healing and comfort like I have. I am very passionate about learning my Traditional ways to decolonize in order to become a better person for myself, my children, my community and Nation and making this world a better place for future generations. Miiw, Miigwech Aho.
The Windsor Eduarts Hub is presented in partnership with the Arts Council Windsor & Region
The mapping project and the Ontario Eduarts Hub series are supported by a grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.