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Ozhitoon jii Miigiweng w/ Jacques St. Goddard

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Ozhitoon jii Miigiweng provides Indigenous and non-Indigenous emerging artists, professional artists, educators, and art administrators of all cultural backgrounds an inclusive opportunity to learn how to respectfully incorporate Indigenous perspectives and protocols into their art and education practices.

Ozhitoon jii Miigiweng will occur online over three afternoons:

Wednesday Dec 8, 2021 – 12pm-3:00 pm

Thursday Dec 9, 2021 – 12pm-3:00 pm

Friday Dec 10, 2021 – 12pm -3:00 pm

There will be a short break scheduled during each afternoon session

Creative Manitoba exists to help Artists develop careers in the art and cultural sector. This sharing of traditional knowledge is intrinsic to our community of Indigenous artists and the development of our sense of self, artistic voice and arts practice. This course is as valuable, if not more so, to non-Indigenous people who want to work with Indigenous Artists. The goal is to develop a greater understanding of how to decolonize our systems and create a greater ally-ship, through knowledge and the consideration of respectful practices.

Throughout the course we will explore Indigenous perspectives, teachings, and protocols, collaboration strategies that promote reconciliation, and the reclaiming of Indigenous culture and identity.

Some of the teachings that will be shared are:

  1. Seven Sacred teachings
  2. Animal teachings & respect for the earth
  3. Smudging and Medicines used
  4. Medicine Wheel teachings
  5. Powwow dances and explanations
  6. Tipi pole teachings
  7. Code of Ethics
  8. Sharing circles
  9. Residential schools and impact on communities
  10. Reclaiming culture and identity

Space for this cultural workshop is limited, as we want to keep our circle intimate, safe, and give each participant an opportunity to contribute. Registrations will be accepted until Dec 7, 2021 @ 4pm

Jacques St. Goddard is founder and CEO of the Canadian Plains Gallery at the Neeginan Centre (Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg Inc.  The Gallery promotes premiere art from Manitoba’s Indigenous artistic community.  Canadian Plains now assists in the careers of 200 Indigenous artists, dancers, models, writers and musicians. It offers clients portfolio development services, plus a gallery space to show and sell their work.

Jacques has significant international experience, having participated in trade missions to Brazil, Germany and the United States to promote Indigenous culture.

For the past 20 years Jacques has been involved in sharing Indigenous culture with schools, students, Government, Corporations, Community groups and individuals. Promoting a greater understanding through knowledge, opening doorways to ally-ship and, helping people find their place in the world.


If you are part of the BIPOC community and find that cost may be a barrier to attending this workshop, please apply to our All Access Bursary. Follow this link to learn about our new program and submit an online application


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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.

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