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The Anishinaabe-Ojibwe are the second largest grouping of First Nations in North America. Anishinaabe (plural with 'g') means 'good people, created by divine breath'. The sculpture was the work of Hamilton MacCarthy in 1918 to accompany the memorial to Samuel de Champlain. It was positioned in front of the memorial but, over time, some First Nation's people felt the kneeling figure demeaned, and was offensive to native peoples. The original intent was to indicate the invaluable assistance of Anishinaabeg in enabling the early explorers to carry out their work. I believe it was in 2002 CE that the sculpture was moved to its present site in Major's Hill Park. I think it a very fine work. The structure in the background is the National Gallery of Canada.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2012-08-15
  • Categories: Opera d'arte
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2016-01-04 4:05
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