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An interactive experience for young environmentalists and art appreciators! This workshop teaches about water care through Indigenous cultural perspectives. Kim Wheatley facilitates a fabric-art project that leads to the assembly of a community water quilt. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the art and ethics of water care. We all have a responsibility to appreciate and protect our earth for future generations!
Anishinaabe Traditional Grandmother & Ancestral Knowledge Keeper. Kim is an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) band member of Shawanaga First Nation Reserve located in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario. She is Turtle Clan and carries the spirit name “Shkoden Neegaan Waawaaskonen” which translates to “Head or Leader of the Fireflower”. She is the Mother of 3 daughters and also a proud grandmother of 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Kim is a multi-award winning cultural consultant who has represented Canada internationally and locally in diverse circles of engagements. She utilizes Traditional stories, songs and teachings to generate meaningful relationships based on mutual understandings and respect for the earth. She has been a cultural board member for a wide variety of organizations and a consultant/presenter for various cultural events spanning over 2 decades across the province, country and internationally. Some of the key highlights most recently include being the founder of Aboriginal Celebration Day for Durham Region, key organizer for Brampton Indigenous Arts Festival 2016, Great Lakes Water Walk 2017, Masters Indigenous Games 2018 & curator for Fort York’s Indigenous Arts Festival 2019.