Current Exhibition(s)

Mnidoo Minising Spirit Gallery showcases contemporary art by emerging and established Indigenous artists and is committed to promoting contemporary Anishnaabe art. 

 Current Exhibition



Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine

Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine is a presentation of the work by Ryan, Shannon, Justine, and Jade Gustafson, honoring their son and brother, Piitwewetam (Rolling Thunder), also known as Jesse Gustafson, who traveled to the spirit world in 2015.

Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine follows the journey of the Gustafson family as they navigate life, loss, and love in their remembrance of the spirit that was Piitwewetam. This offering represents two key parts of Anishinaabe culture and way of living: gifting to offer thanks, as a way to process grief, and given with love and the acknowledgment that is it more than the passing on of an item - it is an extension of the person(s) giving the gift away. And making as a way to process, heal, come together, and grow.
Through coming together to make these items, Ryan, Shannon, Justine, and Jade continue the Anishinaabeg tradition of making to honor and give away. Each piece within this exhibition describes to us the life and the love found within Jesse's life and the carrying of his spirit and his teachings within his family and friends to whom these items will be given.
We are honored to welcome Piitwewetam to our communities. This exhibition  comes to us from the Gustafson family in conjunction with co-curators Leanna and Jean Marshall and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Exhibition Opening: February 7, 2022 — May 23, 2022
Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine exhibition catalogs are now available in our shop!