Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Pimadjiwowinogamig

The Centre incorporates the past, present, and future of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. The aim is to educate, preserve and share Anishinabe Algonquin culture, history, language, and traditions. The Centre is open year-round with free admission to any KZA community member.

The Building

The circular building symbolizes the sacred circle, the cycles of life, and the creation story. Echoes of the wampum belt can be seen in the images of people linking hands to show the unity of all nations. The four colors are used on the interior and exterior of the building depicting the sacredness of the Four Directions.

The KZA Cultural Centre is open for KZA community members to access facility rentals, IT services, catered meals, exhibit tours, cultural workshops, and demonstrations. These services can be used for tours, conferences, meetings and events.

Exhibits

The Algonquins of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

This exhibit showcases the history and culture of the Kitagan Zibi Anishinabeg, as a people and a nation. It includes what was worn (hide dresses), modes of transportation (birch bark canoes), what was used for survival (bow and arrow, baskets, traps), beliefs (wampum belts, legends), and the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg of today.

Kitchi Sibi

The Cultural Centre is home to a permanent archaeological exhibit called the Kitchi Sibi. It is a collection of donated artifacts which we found along the Ottawa River over the past 150 years by people and archaeologists. (The exhibit has on display some 8,000 year old artifacts such as: fossilized bones, stone tools (javelin points, stone lances , arrowheads); specialized tools (notched points, axes, adzes, bone needles); pieces of clay pipes and pottery, and copper items (projectile points, knives, fish hooks, needles).

Old Photos Calendar

CONTACT

If you are interested in submitting photos for the annual calendar, please contact the
Cultural Centre Coordinator 819-441-1655.

Hours of Operation

Spring & Summer

June to August
6 Days a week
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Closed on Holidays
Call to make an appointment.

Fall & Winter

September to May
5 Days a week
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Closed on Holidays