Nékitotegwak Mural

Nekitotegwak Mural

Near 222, Wellington Nord Street
Realisation: MURIRS, 2003

You are in an area where the Abenaki people once inhabited, a few steps away from the confluence of two rivers… where the first Sherbrooke colonizers settled afterwards.

Nékitotegwak is Abenaki for “where the rivers meet”. This mural illustrates the confluence of the wild Magog and Saint-François Rivers in the era of beaver dams…

This work presents a fictitious rendering of the Magog River in an area where the First Nations stayed and sailed because they were attracted by all the game, fish, wild fruits and maple sugar. The Abenaki people stopped, stayed and carried their canoes in that area in order to go back up the Magog River’s canyon and to continue the journey towards the Memphrémagog Lake.

Highways on Water from 200 Years Ago


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