About the event
Artist Bonnie Devine and her assistant Mariah Meawasige talk about the mural they are working on at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The project began as a commemoration of the old Carrying Place portage that once ran along the Humber River from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe and was a vital passage from southern Ontario to Georgian Bay and the upper Great Lakes. As their work developed, the artists began to consider the role of the Carrying Place in the deeper history and enduring legacy of Indigenous economic, political, and cultural exchange in Southern Ontario.
About the speakers
Bonnie Devine is an Anishinaabe artist, writer and educator. Her assistant, Mariah Meawasige, is a recent graphic design graduate of OCAD University. Both are members of the Serpent River Anishinaabe/Ojibwe First Nation. They are joined by three Indigenous knowledge keepers with significant roots in the region: Dominic Sainte-Marie, Wendat Nation project advisor, Catherine Tammaro, Faith Keeper of the Wyandot of Anderton Nation, and Shelley Charles, Anishinaabe Elder, Georgina Island First Nation.
This conversation will be moderated by McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy.