The NCC collaborated with the local Anishinabe communities of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan to create Pindigen Park.
The park highlights Indigenous culture and heritage, and its name evokes the spirit of inclusivity and harmony among people. ‘’Pindigen’’ is more than a name, it is an invitation. It means: “Come on in! All are welcome here!”
The site was designed as a romantic gardenesque-style public green space, with bold and dynamic land forms, symbolizing movement through the landscape.
The site promotes an appreciation and understanding of the Anishinabe culture and values. Interpretive and public art elements will introduce visitors to one of the guiding principles of the Anishinabe people, for whom living well means finding a harmony between land, water, air and people.
The park’s outdoor exhibit was developed with the support of Canadian Heritage.
The redevelopment of LeBreton Flats offers a unique opportunity to create a new vibrant community that will transform the heart of the Capital.