Many nations, Indigenous and settler, helped shape the history of this place, amiskwaciy – “beaver house” in Cree.
The theme of helping each other is inherent in mamohkamatowin, artists, artisans, and students came together to figure out the technical aspects, layer the mosaic tiles, and help bring the turtles to life. As they worked, shaping and adhering tiles, students from amiskwaciy Academy engaged with elders and knowledge holders who carry on the tradition of telling stories of this place.
mamohkamatowin is a symbol of all these elements, and represents the stories of this place.
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INIW River Lot 11