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Grants in Action: Oxenden Indigenous Art Project

The Oxenden Indigenous Art Project hosted a community knowledge sharing day that featured Jingle Dancers (Abigail and Halie Johnston) among other honoured guests.


On June 25, the Oxenden Indigenous Art Project organized a community knowledge sharing day to build understanding and strengthen connections with First Nations communities to forge a path forward by contributing to the spirit of reconciliation through art. The afternoon of Walking Together was preparation for the unveiling of Ajiijak (The Crane), a public art project by Neyaashiinigmiing artist Charmaine Jenner Tauchkwe that will be reproduced on the Old Oxenden General Store, scheduled for Saturday, August 13.  The community was invited to attend the event, held during Indigenous History Month, that included the remarks and story behind Ajiijak (The Crane) from the artist Charmaine Jenner Tauchkwe, a sacred fire with Maya-Waasige (John Keeshig), Jingle Dancers Abigail and Halie Johnston, drummer and singers Ann-marie and Stan White, guitar and folk singing by Jacob Corston, and food prepared from Naagan by Chef Zach Keeshig among other honoured guests.


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