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Treaty One Nation Proud to Support Qaumajuq Inuit Art Exhibit

T1N Partners with Winnipeg Art Gallery for Opening Day Ceremonies

March 22, 2021

Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg MB – The Treaty One Nation is proud to partner with the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) for the Inuit Art Exhibit “Qaumajuq” opening for Indigenous peoples today.

“The Treaty One Nation was honoured to be invited to perform a pipe ceremony and to provide opening remarks for the Qaumajuq Inuit Art Exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery,” said spokesperson Chief Dennis Meeches. “In the spirit of reconciliation, we are happy to partner with the WAG to bring this significant and exciting exhibit to the public in a good way. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the WAG for upcoming events in Treaty One territory.”

“I am very pleased to welcome the Indigenous community, specifically members of the Treaty 1 Nations, to the new Inuit art centre Qaumajuq,” said Julia Lafreniere, Head of Indigenous Initiatives at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. “As the original land keepers and protectors of the territory the WAG sits on, it is important that Indigenous nations are honoured. I look forward to welcoming everyone into this new space dedicated to Indigenous knowledge, sharing, ceremony and art,” she added.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery invites Treaty One Nation citizens and Indigenous Peoples to the WAG for a special opening of the Qaumajuq – a 185,000 square foot culture campus. The exhibit is also set to open virtually on March 25th and 26th, and to the public March 27th.


Media contact for the Treaty One Nation:
Blair Strong
Communications Coordinator