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relationship between Akwesasne, OPG and the Cornwall community, Benedict's daughter Jasmine presented Martelli with a traditional fancy basket.
the OPG dam and visitor centre is built on traditional territory of the Mohawks from Akwesasne, their relationship is strong. Among the other exhibitions that have been on display, "none brought the beauty and craftsmanship such as Salli's"
OPG and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne have been improving their relationship since the settlement of a $46 million claim over five years ago. The settlement recognized the public utility's Adidas Boost Golf 2017 lack of appropriate consultation with Mohawks in the construction of the dam and the results of that construction.
The collection at the centre is a representation of working together as a community. A way to say thank you to the people for their continuing support. As a token of appreciation for the continuing Adidas All Star For Kids
Akwesasne woven into OPG centre
"Today we have the privilege to recognizes Salli's natural ability to capture beauty through the cultural practice of basketeering in which she has collected over the years," said Mitchell. "Salli was an amazing woman."
OPG senior vice president Mike Martelli said even though Adidas Boost Khaki
The visitors' centre on Second Street West is open daily and the collection can be viewed at the main entrance.
"My mother would feel very humbled and honoured to have her basket collection on display here," said Jasmine.
relationship between Akwesasne and Ontario Power Generation at the OPG Visitors Centre in Cornwall on Friday, July 25, 2014.
Grand Chief Michael Mitchell of Akwesasne and Jasmine Benedict present Ontario Power Generation senior vice president, hydro thermal operations Mike Martelli with a traditional Fancy Basket in appreciation for a growing Adidas All Star Gold Stripes
Akwesasne Grand Chief Michael Mitchell unveiled more than 80 pieces from Benedict's basket collection at the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Visitors' Centre in Cornwall on Friday.
More than twenty of the Akwesasne community and representatives from the OPG were on hand for the presentation.
"It is an honour to display Salli's artwork here," said Martelli. "Her baskets are simply amazing."
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