Wigwam Chi-Chemung: Art & Wellness (Talks + Pow-Wow Dance Workshop)

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Trillium Park

955 Lake Shore Boulevard West

Toronto, ON M6K 3B9


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At the end of each September Culture Days invites millions of Canadians to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

As a Culture Days participant, this Wigwam Chi-Chemung event will explore “creativity, the arts, and well-being” through an Indigenous lens with two art-making workshops and talks hosted by Veronica Johnny & Elder Duke Redbird.

By registering for this event you will be taking part in the dance workshop which will take place after the talks. This workshop will be led by A Tribe Called Red dancer, Angela Gladue.

There is also a drawing workshop taking place at the same time. If you would rather register for that workshop, please click here:

We kindly ask that you only register for either the dancing workshop or the drawing workshop as both have limited space and take place at the same time.

If you just want to attend the talk portion of the event and visit the boat, you don't need to register and can show up to the Trillium Park Pavilion at the time indicated below.


Saturday, September 28th, 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm


Trillium Park Pavilion


Wigwam Chi-Chemung is an art installation and Indigenous interpretive learning centre presented by Myseum in partnership with Duke Redbird. The 40ft pontoon houseboat covered with Indigenous artwork painted by muralist Phil Cote, Duke Redbird, and crew will be docked at the Ontario Place South Marina until October 2019.

Throughout the summer, Wigwam Chi-Chemung will hold public hours offering a place for people to engage with, ask question of, and learn from the perspectives of indigenous elders.

As the Presenting Partner, Myseum will host a series of programs from June to August that further explore the heritage and achievements of Toronto’s Indigenous communities.

Additional partners hosting programs connected to Wigwam Chi-Chemung include Ontario Place, Toronto Biennial of Art, Summerworks Performance Festival, and Young People’s Theatre.

Support for Wigwam Chi-Chemung provided by: Toronto Arts Council

Click here to visit the Wigwam Chi-Chemung website, and learn more about the variety of engaging events happening throughout the Summer!


--If you require any additional assistance, or require an additional accomodation, please email and we will do our best to accommodate.

-Due to the nature of this workshop, the dance workshop is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather such as rain, we will be cancelling the dance workshop.

-The entrance for Trillium Park is off of Lake Shore Blvd and Ontario Place Blvd.

-As this is an outdoor event, we recommend bringing water and sunblock, as well as wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.

-Photography will be taken at this event.

-Paid parking is available onsite.

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