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Chief Shingwauk was the Chief of Garden River First Nation. He went by many names and is known for many accomplishments. Throughout his life (1773-1854) he always devoted himself to the well-being of the Ojibway people. Shingwauk’s vision of a cross-cultural ‘teaching wigwam’ led to the creation of Algoma University and Shingwauk University. Shingwauk is also remembered as a signatory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty and as a warrior in the War of 1812.
Can You Draw?
What do you think a teaching wigwam looks like? Draw or describe a teaching wigwam.