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Lorrie Gallant is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, and visual artist, born and raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is the author and illustrator of the children's books, Bread and Cheese, Noi:a, No:ia, and Border Crossing, and is currently working on Little Lorrie and a Big Bowl of Corn Soup which is being illustrated in clay.

As the Public Education Extension Officer of the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Lorrie uses her gifts to reveal the rich culture and traditions of First Nations people through art based educational workshops. Lorrie worked on a community arts project to produce children’s books on the History of Wahta and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territories and the book The Voice of Our Elders for the community of Six Nations. Lorrie has continued this Elders Project and now has assisted in the publishing of 5 more books and one compilation book of elders stories and images from Six Nations. Her goal in all that she does is to educate and to inspire people to preserve their culture and traditions and celebrate who they are in this contemporary world!

Tattoo Workshop


Reveal the story behind the ink of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) and other indigenous cultures as we explore the mystery of tattooing, learn what the symbols mean and how we can honour our own beliefs and lives using this ancient art form.

Participants will design a tattoo using symbols of the Haudenosaunee that will be put on temporary transfers that they can wear!

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