The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and Omàmiwininì Pimàdjwowin (The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre), in partnership with the NCC, are pleased to present the Kabeshinân Minitig Pavilion for the summer months of 2017.
The National Capital Region is a place where three major rivers meet. In earlier times, these rivers were the Algonquin highways, which made this region an important gathering and trading centre for the Algonquin Nation and their trading partners over the centuries.
The Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation welcome this opportunity to revive our history of trade for those attending the Canada 150 events in the Capital this summer. The Kabeshinân Minitig Pavilion will display archaeological artifacts that were found in the National Capital Region. It will also feature an exposition and sale of Indigenous visual arts and fine crafts representing today’s vibrant cultures. These works of art incorporate both ageless techniques and contemporary designs.
Hours of Operation
June 21 to July 1, 2017, 11 am to 5 pm (closed Sunday and Monday)
July 4 to Nov 30, 2017, 12 noon to 7 pm (closed Monday)
The building was previously the head office of the Bronson Company, a family business that pioneered sawmilling in the area. In the late 19th century, the company converted to the production of pulp and hydroelectric power.
The building that previously stood here was heavily damaged in the fire of 1900. The present building, constructed shortly after the fire, has a fireproof design. The Bronson Company closed in 1949, and the NCC acquired the house and stone annex in 1966. The building was designated a Recognized Federal Heritage Building in 1991.
A fresh Capital experience to celebrate 150 years of Confederation.