Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation was created to preserve and revitalize the language, culture, arts, spirituality and traditions of the Anishinaabe People of the Mnidoo Mnising. We dedicate ourselves to nurturing the expression of Anishnaabe culture in all forms, so our art, language, stories, songs and teachings flourish now and remain strong for future generations. We welcome all who wish to experience the authentic expression of Anishinaabe language, culture and spirituality.
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BrucknerPacific
Maplewood, NJ61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This small museum is an interesting thing to do on Manitoulin Island. The building seems to consist of a few different areas - in one area, there is a museum with beautiful artifacts and information about the broader First Nations in the area. Another area is a large crafts area where people learn to make neckaces and other local handicrafts. There is another area with art from local First Nations artists. Finally, there is a small exhibit on the Residential Schools.

You can visit in as little as 20 minutes or spend hours making the crafts. Learning about the Ojibwe was inspirational; seeing how they have overcome attempts to erase their culture was inspirational.
Written August 30, 2023
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Walter H
Mission Viejo, CA40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
Really enjoyed our trip to the cultural foundation. Somewhat off the beaten path, but worth the trip. Fascinating finding out about the plight of the all the First Nation tribes. The Foundation has done an excellent job of retaining their heritage.
Written November 1, 2014
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Mumzed
Sudbury, Canada108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
This is a working cultural centre for the Ojibwe First Nations, but is also a museum open to the public free of charge. Interesting displays of local tribal history and nomenclature, aboriginal paintings, quill work baskets, etc. Beautiful stuff! There is also a small gift shop to purchase hand-made crafts.
Written August 3, 2016
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c m
Georgina, Canada113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I was advised by a local resident to call and book an appointment to visit the centre. I booked for 3pm a few days in advance and left my name and cell number. We arrived at 245pm. The doors were locked. A woman, who clearly worked there, came to the doors, stared and myself and my elderly mother who uses a cane, then continued walking. i knocked on the doors and was ignored. I called the centre and there was no answer. Very disappointing and rude treatment.
Written October 12, 2021
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hanksleep
Hamilton, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Business
I visited the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation on a field trip from the Bring Food Home conference in Sudbury. They had moose meatballs, bannock, maple syrup and corn soup for us, as well as a tasting of wild foraged foods. We sat in the healing lodge and got a tour of their museum and art collection, both of which were wonderfully interpreted. The young students who attend school there also sang some songs for us when we arrived. Overall we felt very welcome in the space and I'm thankful for the chance to learn more about Ojibwe and First Nations culture.
Written December 1, 2015
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Miigwetch/Thank you for the review. What an informative and engaging group, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us.
Written December 15, 2015
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Gordie_Canuk
Brighton, Canada37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Took the guided tour which was led by Cheyen (sp?) and he was awesome, the Ojibwa creation story alone was worth the visit and price of admission. An very well done display about Canada's residential schools with about 5 or 6 wooden lockers, not sure if authentic or not but it doesn't matter. Open each locker door and their is a personal story about an individual's experience at the residential schools, and there are some positive comments in there as well....I put it down to Stockholm syndrome but that's a personal view.

So much culture and history that this centre is trying to revive, and with community members like our guide I think they will succeed.
Written June 18, 2017
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Randy C
Summerfield, Florida, United States764 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We came here after going to the Church across the street. The lecturers were amazing and were part of the Ojibwe Community. In the us it would be a Reservation and referred to as Native Americans, in Canada it is different, they are referred to as members of the First Nation. We also had a story told to us by First Nation dancers. It was quite enjoyable and informative. Plan on spending a couple of hours there to fully appreciate the artifacts, informative lectures and demonstrations.
Written September 22, 2019
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CanBrit1
Sudbury,ON557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
The current exhibit tells how the art of making the porcpin quill boxes. And there is a well researched amount of information about the Clan names at our many Nations.
The healing lodge shows how the 4 healing herbs and used and explains the 7 teachings. In a large workroom you can watch people doing beadwork inlcuding young people who are learning the traditional crafts. And did you know the procupine quills come from roadkill?.
The Gift Shop has a good selection of books for children
Written July 6, 2019
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Chrisju2013
Stratford, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
A very good section portraying life in the residential schools, with both positive and negative views and memories.
A delightful time spent with the instructor in many indigenous arts. Was a wealth of skill and knowledge. Wished I could have stayed longer and taken some of her classes.
Written June 19, 2018
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ve3erj
Little Current, Canada44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Throughout the summer, they change their exhibits so it is worth while visiting at least twice during the summer. Healing Lodge, Museum, Art Gallery and for tour groups, drum and dance presentations.
Written September 6, 2017
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