(SUDBURY, ON) – In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Indigenous Tourism Ontario and Science North are presenting their latest exhibition, Indigenous Ingenuity: Timeless Inventions on June 21, 2021, from 10:00am-11:00am. This informative and entertaining one-hour program will include a virtual tour of the exhibition, appearances by Indigenous performers, vignettes showcasing Indigenous ingenuity, science and innovation, special guests, and more.
The Indigenous Ingenuity: Timeless Inventions travelling exhibit stands as a milestone in the presentation of Indigenous culture in Canada. First People’s ancestral values and knowledge are examined through the lens of science and innovation, presenting traditional Indigenous knowledge and techniques alongside modern science. The exhibition offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore and interact with a number of Indigenous inventions and depicts how the ingenuity of the First Peoples continues to influence our society today. Using innovative technology, visitors will activate interactive exhibits, challenges and videos that demonstrate the wealth of Indigenous innovations that are part of our daily lives.
Indigenous Ingenuity: Timeless Inventions was developed by the Montreal Science Centre in collaboration with over 100 contributors, including deep, pan-national consultation with Indigenous peoples and communities. It is an immersive, interactive experience that takes you across Canada into the heart of Indigenous innovation.Indigenous Ingenuity: Timeless Inventions is being presented by Indigenous Tourism Ontario and Science North until October 31, 2021.
“ITO’s entire team is extremely proud of our relationship with Science North. They exemplify working with Indigenous organizations in a mutually beneficial and respectful manner. We are so excited to be partnering on this exciting project.” – Kevin Eshkawkogan, CEO of Indigenous Tourism Ontario
“Science North and Indigenous Tourism Ontario are proud to collaborate to present this incredible exhibition, produced by the Montreal Science Centre, at Science North. Although our doors remain closed at this time, we are thrilled to be able to deliver this unique event virtually, which has been made possible thanks to the invaluable support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and Vale. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back who will soon be able to experience Indigenous Ingenuity: Timeless Inventions in person, and the accompanying activities, workshops and events that we have planned.” – Guy Labine, CEO of Science North
About Indigenous Tourism Ontario ITO is a provincial non-for-profit and membership association which focuses on creating partnerships between associations, organizations, government departments, and industry leaders from across Ontario and Canada to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in Ontario and beyond. Pre-pandemic, as the only recognized voice for Indigenous tourism in Ontario, ITO represents the largest Indigenous tourism sector in Canada with over 550 Indigenous tourism businesses contributing over $622 Million and almost 13,000 jobs to the Ontario economy. ITO has a focus to improve the socio-economic conditions of Indigenous people through tourism development.
About Science North Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource operating the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada. Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel. Science North also oversees an award-winning International Sales unit, which develops custom and ready-made exhibits and multimedia experiences for sale to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world. Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, offers North America’s first and only comprehensive Science Communication program, a joint Master’s and Diploma program. For more information, please visit sciencenorth.ca.
About the Montréal Science Centre With more than 750,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre is a complex dedicated to science and technology. It is characterized by its accessible, interactive approach and its showcasing of local innovation and expertise. Its major sponsors are VOLVO, TELUS and La Presse +.