Unveiling Indigenous sculpture at island aiport

By
Kevin Vuong, MP

May 4, 2022

Through art, we can build greater understanding and inspire dialogue, as we reflect on our past and the path we must walk together towards reconciliation.

I am honoured to have joined the Lieutenant-Governor, Deputy Mayor Stephen Holyday, and other leaders to unveil Indigenous artist David M. General’s incredible sculpture recognizing Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN), entitled Maanjidowin: The Gathering.

The sculpture is more than 16-feet in length and features 3 mythical fishers: Makwa-Kwe (Bear), Nigig-Kwe (Otter), and Migizi-Kwe (Eagle).

On the south dock wall, the sculpture overlooks the West Gap between the island and the mainland welcoming visitors and residents. The granite and bronze sculpture recognizes #MCFN and their relationship to the land, air, and water on which Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport now operates.

Through art, we can build greater understanding and inspire dialogue, as we reflect on our past and the path we must walk together towards reconciliation.

See below for photos from the unveiling:

4 photos of MP Kevin Vuong with Indigenous artist David M. General, and standing with other leaders during sculpture unveiling.