Miijim: Traditional Foods of the Lake of the Woods Anishinaabeg 

On exhibit October 5, 2022 to May 21, 2023 at Schneider Haus National Historic Site

Come experience Miijim where traditional foodways help to nourish mind, body and soul. 

This augmented exhibit explores specific Anishinaabeg foods by combining knowledge from Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation (also known as Shoal Lake #39 First Nation) with handcrafted items by local Anishinaabe artists from First Nations communities in Ontario. Each Nation has its own unique traditions and customs, but many practices are relatable and share similar experiences on the land. 

The travelling component of the exhibit was collaboratively designed by Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation, The Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba, and The Lake of the Woods Museum. Local handmade items and the hands-on component have been curated by Anita Jacinto, a Mother of four from M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island who now resides in Waterloo Region.

Join us for our opening celebration on October 8.

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