Chippewas seek artists for barn saving market 
Chippewas seek artists for barn saving market 

By Calvi Leon  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An area First Nation is looking for Indigenous artists to participate in its upcoming market, part of a project that will raise money to restore the last remaining structure of a former residential school. The language, culture and heritage department at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, also known as Deshkan Ziibiing, located southwest of London, is hoping to recruit artists and food vendors to participate in an Indigenous market at Western Fair District from Nov. 18 to 20. The three-day project, called Gawii Wiikaa Ga-Nendimisii – Never Ever Forget Me, will include two other components: an artist skill development program and a Saturday concert organized in partnership with Music Tourism Alliance in London. Money raised during the event will help restore a

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