May 28, 2020 from 4-5pm

Gaa-izhi-azhenaadiziyang nindinimaaganinaan:  Connecting with Our First Family

This interactive workshop looks to the tradition of storytelling as a foundation for learning.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of visual art as a catalyst for student voice and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.




As the founder of Miigizi Creations, Nyle Johnston offers support to a range of community organizations as a Visual Story Teller, Master Artist, experienced Muralist and Cultural Consultant. His artistic practice is focused on drawing and painting stories of the Anishinaabe Nation in order to raise awareness of their unique histories as they in turn inform his process. He was born and raised on his beautiful reserve on the Saugeen Peninsula (Bruce Peninsula) and took a keen interest in painting at a very young age. Nyle is an Oshkaabewis (Traditional Helper) and has been able to incorporate teachings based on traditional knowledge into each project and artistic endeavor he undertakes. Johnston currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Nyle has worked on projects with the following groups and organizations:

  • Anishnawbe Health Toronto
  • Chippewas of Nawash Cultural Centre
  • University of Toronto All Together Elders Symposium (logo creation)
  • Canadian Roots Exchange
  • Red Rising Magazine
  • TakingITGlobal
    • Connected North Program delivering interactive video sessions with classrooms as a featured Content Provider
    • Land Acknowledgement Project
    • #Decarbonize #Decolonize project supporting students from 17 countries in having a voice at the Bonn 2017 UN Climate Change Conference
    • McGill University Capstone Seminar Course Guest Lecture
    • Rainy River District School Board and the Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education: Responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action
    • Katimavik (logo development for Reconciliation Project)
  • Bold Realities Project
  • LIVEArtsSaskatchewan (Saskatchewan Arts Board)
  • Inkdigenous Tattoo Studio and Gallery
  • Neyaashiinigmiing – International Time Portal – 2057 Project
  • Lower Simcoe Underpass Mural Project (supported by the City of Toronto)
  • 7th Generation Image Makers
  • Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre
  • Sketch Toronto

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