1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

Waabigwanii-we-Aadizookewinan: Legends of the Flowers, is an intimate look at a beaded breechcloth, made by master bead artist Ogimaabinasiik, Bella Roy, and worn by hereditary chief, Paabamasagaa of Naotkamegwanning First Nation. On loan from The Lake of the Woods Museum, in Kenora, Ontario, this exhibition gives insight into the story of this beadwork, through design interpretation and meaning, shared by, Elder Mary Lorriane Mandamin; granddaughter to Ogimaabinasiik, and Paabamasagaa.
Curated by Caitlyn Bird

Beaded breechcloth Photo use courtesy of The MUSE – Kenora

Paabamasagaa, Bob Roy, in Regalia, 1942 Photo use courtesy of The MUSE – Kenora