Weaving the Story of Anishinaabek Manitous and Animal Helpers with Will Morin

Weaving the Story of Anishinaabek Manitous and Animal Helpers with Will Morin
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Carnegie Room at the MacLaren
Admission free

Join us for an engaging story time with Indigenous artist Will Morin! Families will help make a large human Dream Catcher, and have a choice to wear animal hats or puppets while assisting Will Morin weave the stories of the Thunderbirds, Water Serpents, the Rabbit, Bear and other animal helpers found in Anishinaabek Kinoomaagewin/Ojibway traditional teachings. Teachings of the Dreamcatcher will close the session.

 

Will Morin is an educator, artist and cultural consultant. He is of Ojibway/Scottish/French Canadian ancestry, a member of the Michipicoten First Nation. Morin lives and works in Northern Ontario with his wife Robin and their four children. Morin obtained a B.F.A. from NSCAD in Halifax and a B.A. in Native Studies B. Ed (Aboriginal Teachers Certification Program) from Nipissing University and a Masters (M.A.) in Humanities from Laurentian University. He is presently working on an Inter-disciplinary Human Studies PhD. Morin was trained as a Medical Assistant when he served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the first Gulf War. Morin has taught Visual Arts at Cambrian College, Sault College & White Mountain Academy of the Arts. He has taught Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Language Fundamentals all grade levels with the Sudbury Catholic District School and was an instructor of Indigenous Studies for seventeen years at the University of Sudbury /Laurentian University. Morin also provides his cultural and artistic knowledge as a Cultural Advisor (Elder) for Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture.