Ribbon cutting ceremony for "Gathering" public art as part of the Nogojiwanong Project

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Gathering art piece beside Otonabee River

Peterborough, ON - The City of Peterborough will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 1 p.m. for “Gathering,” a new public artwork created by Michael Belmore, as part of the Nogojiwanong Project in Millennium Park next to the Trans Canada Trail, near the south end of Water Street. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

November 6 to 12, 2022 is Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario, which focuses attention on the significance of treaty rights, treaty relationships and their relevance today. 

The Nogojiwanong Project is a collaboration undertaken in the spirit of kinship between local First Nations, Indigenous peoples, and the City of Peterborough in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Rice Lake Treaty No. 20. Through the collaboration, a gathering space was created in 2019 that encourages learning and reflection with a series of interpretive panels highlighting the evolution of local treaties and inherent rights of Indigenous peoples. Michael Belmore’s work “Gathering” provides the focal point for that space.