MacOdrum library’s lobby was recently transformed with the permanent installation of a Wigwàs Chiman (birchbark canoe) which was built using traditional methods by twelve Carleton students working under Daniel “Pinock” Smith. The Centre for Indigenous Initiatives and Carleton University Art Gallery hosted weekly gatherings with Smith, a well-known artist and canoe builder from Kitigan Zibi, where customary Anishinaabe tools, materials and methods were used in the canoe-building. The gatherings took place at the gallery from January through May 2017, with one final session at Smith’s workshop in June. Read more information on the construction of the canoe in reflective text written by Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow @ https://carleton.ca/our-stories/story/crafting-birchbark-canoe/.