Photo by Daisy Wu
On a grey wall, bright red syllabics are painted, with added diagonal dimension in colours such as green, blue and yellow. This text is outlined in white.
Artist(s): Peatr Thomas, Miike Valcourt


Completed: 2021

This mural is located on the Main Street Project Emergency Shelter, painted by artists Peatr Thomas and Muuke Valcourt. The colours used within the syllabics of the mural were swatched from the colours of the ProtectOur PeopleMB campaign. This campaign’s goal was to provide vaccines for First Nations communities across the province. The syllabics read “”Nanakchiishinam (na-na-ka-chii-shi-nam), meaning “”Protect Us/People”” in Anishinaabewomin, the language of the Anishinaabe people.

These sources have been recommended by the artists for anyone wishing to learn more about protecting Indigenous languages:

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 635 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E3, Canada Get Directions