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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bruce County Museum Wins Heritage Award for Anishnaabwe Exhibit

Southampton | by Megan Johnson  

The "Where We Live" exhibit opened in November 2018, was created in collaboration with SON members

Photo provided by Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre 

The Anishnaabwe Endaat "Where We Live" Exhibition housed inside the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre has received the Ontario Heritage Trust Award for Excellence in Conservation.

The exhibit, which opened in November 2018, was created in collaboration with SON members Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Saugeen First Nation to share the heritage of SON through artefacts and stories.

The exhibition also creates a space for collaborative programming where SON members may share their heritage, talents and knowledge of Indigenous culture and values with visitors to the Museum.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation award recognizes exceptional contributions to heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, and cultural and natural heritage.

The Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The Trust identifies, protects, promotes and conserves Ontario's heritage. The Trust conserves provincially significant cultural and natural heritage, interprets Ontario's history, educates Ontarians of its importance in our society, and celebrates the province's diversity.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario presented the Museum with the award on Feb 20.

Lori Kewaquom, Saugeen First Nation, Program Coordinator for Advocacy for Healing Program says the exhibit "represents our history in a broader environmental and cultural context and is something we can all take great pride in." 

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