PAMA in Brampton hosting multiple events, exhibits for Indigenous Heritage Month


Published May 25, 2023 at 1:49 pm


All members of the community are invited to come learn about Indigenous history at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton.

June is Indigenous Heritage Month, and the museum is hosting events and exhibitions that will allow visitors to explore Indigenous art, culture and history throughout June and beyond.

Here’s what’s happening and when:

#hopeandhealingcanada with Tracey-Mae Chambers

On display June 1 to Sept. 1, 2023

Join Métis installation artist Tracey-Mae Chambers on Thursday, June 1 (2 to 7 p. m.) as she creates her site-specific art installation #hopeandhealingcanada at PAMA — or follow along at home with @visitpama on Instagram. Chambers is known for creating over 100 installations at residential school historic sites, museums, art galleries and other public spaces.

Sedna: Inuit Goddess of the Sea

Permanent art exhibition

The sculpture atrium at PAMA includes works by Inuit carvers assembled to represent the legend of Sedna, the Inuit Sea Goddess. Sedna is an important figure who features prominently in Inuit oral legends that are passed down from one generation to the next, described as half-human, half-fish, and ruling over the underworld and all marine life.

Strawberry Moon Teachings Workshop

Sunday, June 11, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley for traditional songs, strawberry moon teachings, and craft activities. Kim Wheatley has worked for three decades with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Canada, and is a band member of Shawanga First Nation located on the shores of Georgian Bay in Robinson Huron Treaty Territories and is Turtle Clan. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

Generations Lost:  Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

On now until Oct. 1, 2023

In partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF), this exhibition focuses on the Residential School System and its enduring impacts on Survivors, their descendants, and society as a whole. The LHF is a national, Indigenous-led organization that works to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System and subsequent Sixties Scoop on Indigenous communities.

PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E in downtown Brampton.

For more information on all events and activities hosted by the museum, visit PAMA’s website.

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