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Aug 13 '21
7pm CST
Join us for the virtual opening of Naadohbii: To Draw Water!

Celebrate the launch of the Winnipeg Indigenous Triennial, a major contemporary show happening every three years at WAG-Qaumajuq. The inaugural exhibition, Naadohbii: To Draw Water, brings together artwork from Turtle Island, Aotearoa, and Australia, contributing dialogue on water and our changing environment from an Indigenous perspective and with an international scope.

Watch the Opening

See the show in person starting August 14, 2021.


On behalf of WAG-Qaumajuq, Dr. Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, and Dr. Ernest Cholakis, Chair of the Board of Governors, invite you!

Welcome by Elder Dr. Mary Courchene and water ceremony by Elder Ivy Canard.

Greetings from the curators Jaimie Isaac, Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art, WAG-Qaumajuq; Reuben Friend, Director, and Ioana Gordon-Smith, Curator, Pātaka Art + Museum, Wellington, New Zealand; and Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator, South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Museums Victoria, Australia.

With Diane Roussin, WAG Board of Governors; and Kristen Kennedy, Regional Vice President, BMO, presenting sponsor.

Performances by Victoria Redsun, Jenna Wirch.


Lukie Airut, Abraham Anghik Ruben, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Israel Birch, Kevin Brownlee, Elisa Jane (Leecee) Carmichael, Dr. Vicki Couzens, Nici Cumpston, Lindsay Dawn Dobbin, Eshuguriak, Nikau Hindin, Maria Hupfield, Mina Inuktalik, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Ishmael Marika, Marianne Nicolson, William Noah, Onaman Collective (Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch), Jessie Oonark, Annie Oqaituq, Nova Paul, Nelson Takkiruq, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Rachael Rakena, James Tylor.

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