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Ask An Elder

An intimate online experience for individuals or small groups to engage with, ask questions of, and learn from Indigenous Elder Duke Redbird.

This summer Myseum of Toronto and Elder Duke Redbird are bringing back Wigwam Chi-Chemung, this time to an online and physically distanced format.

Throughout the summer Elder Duke Redbird will be hosting, “Ask an Elder”; an intimate online experience for individuals or groups of families/friends to engage with, ask question(s) of, and learn from Elder Duke Redbird’s perspectives.

Questions can pertain to things such as Indigenous culture, Indigenous history, Toronto’s waterfront, etc. No question is too big or too small (or too simple or complex).

These intimate sessions will happen via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are by registration only. Only one person is required to register on behalf of a group.


Elder Dr. Duke Redbird is an established Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and keynote speaker, he brings his breadth of cultural knowledge and artistic practice to the benefit of a global audience. Dr. Redbird was instrumental in the implementation of innovative multimedia, technologies and beyond, bringing an Indigenous approach to art education that was rooted in his pioneering work at OCAD University. Dr. Redbird’s legacy stretches far beyond his work in Canada. His art has been exhibited and his poetry has been published and translated in anthologies around the world.

Since 2014, Dr. Redbird has been the Indigenous Arts Consultant for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and is the Artist in Residence at the Urban Indigenous Education Centre.

In November Duke will deliver a keynote to faculty and students at MIT in Boston, where he will speak about the creative influence of the Indigenous lens and technology.

Ask An Elder

07 Jul 2020 –
27 Aug 2020

Tuesdays & Thursdays
(30 min time slots)

Please Note:

– Groups will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. Individuals are welcome.
– If ASL interpretation is required please provide Myseum with one week notice at askanelder@myseumoftoronto.com
– If you have any additional requirements or accommodations, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

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