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Ozhitoon Jii-Miigiweng (to create and to share)

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Painting by Lisa Delorme Meiler.

Price: Members $160 / Rural members $80 / Non-members $200
(Financial assistance is available)

This four day art and educational gathering is an inclusive opportunity to learn about the Indigenous historical legacy of Canada using Land Based Experiential Learning. All teachers, educators, students and art enthusiasts who would like to acquire Indigenous knowledges within their own expertise, be it math, social studies, the language arts or fine art are welcome.

Course participants will be expected to:

  • Attend the four day intensive workshops scheduled Feb 22-25, 2018
  • Participate and incur costs that may affect group activities during the sessions (extra material costs, copying, and memory devices)
  • Arrive with a lesson plan or idea to work on
  • Participate in program evaluation sessions

Participants will learn:

  • Indigenous perspectives
  • Protocol
  • Collaboration strategies that promote reconciliation
  • Pedagogy of the land


Leah Fontaine (Dakotah/Metis/Anishinaabe), M.A., B.ED., B.F.A., B.A.
Artist, teacher, and scholar, Leah Fontaine connects with her heritage intuitively to attain the iconography and worldview displayed in her art and scholarly practice. Her band affiliations are Long Plains, Manitoba, (Maternal) and Sagkeeng First Nation (Paternal), Fort Alexander, Manitoba. Throughout the past, Fontaine’s education, artistic skills, and abilities have transpired in theatre, television, art exhibitions and national events. Receiving many awards for her artistic expressions in both artistic and academia venues. Fontaine facilitates and teaches Indigenous perspectives in various educational and arts institutions nationally, provincially, and municipally.

Allison Moore is an artist and educator and works in School and Family programs at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. For the past seventeen years Allison has been supporting and facilitating the making and appreciating of art in many settings from galleries and museums to school classrooms. A practicing artist herself, Allison’s work mines the stories, relationships and experiences of her own life as a means to find meaning, joy, and peace in the world.  In her education life, Allison’s interests lie in the exploration of the creative process particularly as it pertains to embodied and holistic learning, building identities through artmaking, and engaging with art as a way to build empathy and embark on healing journeys. In 2015 Allison received an Arts Graduate Research Award from the Arts Researchers and Teachers Society, a special interest group (SIG) within the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.

Lita Fontaine, Artist/Arts Educator, is of Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Metis descent. Fontaine is a Mother, sister, Art Educator and Visual Artist. Fontaine honed her drawing and photography skills in the University of Manitoba’s School of Art Diploma Program. Later pursuing an higher education at the University of Regina, Visual Arts Faculty where she attained a Master of Fine Arts, (M.F.A.) specializing in Inter-media. Fontaine has worked as an early childhood educator; youth care worker and a paraprofessional. She has worked with the Seven Oaks School Division for approximately 17 years and is currently the Artist In Residence, collaborating with teachers, and integrating art into the school division’s curricula. Fontaine has also taught Foundation Drawing and Aboriginal Art History at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art as a Sessional Instructor. Fontaine has exhibited her art in several solo and group exhibitions and her work can be found on murals in Winnipeg, Manitoba and in personal art collections.

Partner organization: Manitoba Arts Council




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245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 0S6

Cancellation policy

Creative Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for an event that is cancelled by Creative Manitoba will receive a full refund.

Registrants may cancel up to one week before the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the event start date. No refunds will be issued for registrants who do not attend.

Substitute participants are allowed in most cases, but not all. Please check with us ahead of time if you wish to send a substitute participant by calling 204-927-2787.

It is our intent that Creative Manitoba programs and events foster a supportive, nonthreatening environment for everyone to participate and share in - regardless of gender, ability, ethnicity or cultural differences. We ask that you please be welcoming and respectful of world views that differ from your own.

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