Artistic Celebration of Jane Jacobs from the Anishinaabe People
First Nations artist Doreen Stevens, Animitagize Odaying, will offer an introduction to Anishinaabe culture through story-telling and art. She will talk about the Anishinaabe creation stories, the role of the approaching strawberry moon, and the importance of water as the lifeblood of Mother Earth. Doreen will show and discuss a number of Algonquin cultural items, particularly around connecting to the culture through art and artistic expression. There may be an opportunity (weather conditions permitting) to release some paper lanterns over the river.
Joining Doreen is her daughter Charlotte, who has been designing a traditional Anishinaabe collar or yoke with beading and painting to celebrate the work of Jane Jacobs especially for Jane's Walk. She will talk about how the yoke was made and what the design for Jane Jacobs signifies.
Carver Angus Alfred will show some of his small, delicate pieces in moose antler.