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Jun 17 '22
Beginning at 6pm
Perfect for a special night out!

Enjoy the WAG’s signature dinner and tour program, featuring a three-course meal, followed by an inspiring tour in the exhibition galleries.

On Friday, June 17 we’ll be exploring Kwaata-nihtaawakihk: A Hard Birth with co-curator, Cathy Mattes. Kwaata-nihtaawakihk is Michif for hard birth, the name was gifted by Michif Elder Verna Demontigny.

Kwaata-nihtaawakihk: A Hard Birth takes you on a journey through history from a Métis perspective by pairing artwork with archival materials. The exhibition will prompt you to reflect on the Métis nation’s role in Manitoba’s creation and consider the significance of the events of 1869-70 in relation to our current times. This exhibition will guide you to a better understanding of the Métis, Anishinaabek, Cree, and European experiences of debate and negotiation, displacement, trauma, and resilience.



Fresh baked corn bread with sage butter

Bison carpaccio with toasted hemp seeds, arugula, tomato and ginger chutney

First Course:
Blackberry and spinach salad with puffed wild rice, toasted pumpkin seeds
Caramelized honey dressing

Entrée Course:
Pan Seared Lake Winnipeg Pickerel, Butternut Squash Puree, Northern Beans + Popcorn Butter Sauce

Vegetarian option:
Roasted butternut squash cannelloni with spinach and soubise sauce

Dessert Course:
Wild blueberry bread budding with hot caramel

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