“Among the Ojibway legend and lore it is said that mermaids brought medicine to the people. In the painting, Soul Cloud is seated in the centre of the canoe with tobacco in his left hand, offering it to the water spirits. The imagery of smouldering sage offering smudge, thundering beats of the drum and voice form a song, and MOOKIBII emerging from the water. Evoking the feeling of being seated in the canoe– cleanse your mind, heart and soul with the smudge. Speak your prayer to the Creator, make your offering to the water, and embrace the existence of our culture.” – John Williams.   Artist Bio

Visit Mookibii
at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre

Maawn Doosh Gumig
Community Centre


Aamjiwnaang First Nation is situated along the shores of the St. Clair River, within the boundaries of the City of Sarnia on Lake Huron.

Sarnia is the largest city on Lake Huron and is located in a natural harbour. The Sarnia port remains an important centre for lake freighters and oceangoing ships. Along the St. Clair River local partners are working together to implement Remedial Action Plans in order to restore and rehabilitate the area.

Did you know that Aamjiwnaang is commonly known as “the place at the spawning stream – where the water flows spiritually like a braid”.

Part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail in Sarnia enters Canatara Park. Canatara, Objiwe for blue water, offers 200 acres of Carolinian forest, dunes and white sandy beaches.