The Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn

Maiden voyage of Matt Bernard canoe, 1957, Pikwàkanagàn, Ontario. Photo: Omàmiwininì Pimàdjwowin /

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Join us for a special evening presentation by Pikwàkanagàn Elder Ron Bernard on the past and present of this vibrant Algonquin community.

Pikwàkanagàn, meaning “a hilly place,” is situated on the shores of the Bonnechère River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County. The Algonquin of Pikwàkanagàn host us on their traditional, unceded ancestral Aboriginal territory, here in the Ottawa Valley.

CLICK HERE FOR A READING LIST prepared with the assistance of the Ottawa Public Library to accompany this lecture.


Ron Bernard is a respected Elder of the Pikwàkanagàn First Nation who served for many years on its Council.

The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.

Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2