On exhibit September 23, 2022 to April 16, 2023 at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum

Dibaajimowin highlights the Indigenous contributions to the history of this land. Contributions often overlooked in favour of the well established settler narrative. A narrative represented in the familiar set of murals painted by Selwyn Dewdney in 1950.

Yet, our stories do not exist alone - rather they live parallel to each other.

Dibaajimowin invites visitors to recognize how the way they look at things has been shaped. And, offers an opportunity to a look a little closer at the richness and depth of the stories that need to be told.

Anishinaabe curator Emma Rain Smith delivers an exhibit that is comforting, beautiful, airy and warm. It provides visitors with a point of connection to the land, to the stories and to each other. Emma’s vision creates a beautiful opportunity to explore the power of culture and understand a deep connection to the land.

Aambe bizindaw - come let's listen to the oral history of Urban Indigenous folks. Learn about the land, the relationships, the networks and cultural resilience.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the multimedia journey that is Dibaajimowin: Stories of this Land.

Learn more about Dibaajimowin: Stories from this Land.

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Dibaajimowin Wordmark

Dibaajimowin wordmark and graphic design by Design De Plume Inc. - An inclusive design circle that is women-led and Indigenous-owned.  

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