Riel + Berg Art and Culture

truth and reconciliation is a process we are all treaty people as a combined first nations and non-indigenous team we work together on arts based engagement to bring the trc calls to action forward to breathe live connect imprint make positive change we work to model combined partnerships truth and reconciliation can't be done by indigenous people alone get in touch have a conversation invest in a brighter future for everyone and for Mother Earth work with us we can all work together

Georgina Riel (left)

Georgina Riel-Waabishki Mukwa Kwe

CEO, RIEL Cultural Consulting

Indigenous Affairs Consultant 

Traditional and Professional Cultural Planner

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper

Batchewana First Nations


Andy Berg (right)

Sculpture and Installation Artist

Community Engagement Artist

Public Art utilizing TRC Lens

Art and Culture Consultant, Facilitator, Mentor


City of Kingston Waterfront Wayfinding K

City of Kingston Waterfront Wayfinding Kiosks with Indigenous cultural, historical, natural science orientation, protocol and content. Riel + Berg Art and Culture was contracted by the City of Kingston to develop and facilitate Indigenous content about Lake Ontario. We did this using the lens of Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls to Action (which is a strong focus of our work as an Indigenous and Non-Indigenous team). We feel it is important for First Peoples and Settler Cultures to come together to act positively on the TRC. Berg's role is to listen deeply to First Peoples perspectives as offered by Riel (and other indigenous partners), as well as to research technical requirements, augment sculptural, artistic or design forms and processes, as well as engage in reflective inspiration and action within our partnership and beyond. Deep listening helps to facilitate understanding and mutuality. As a combined team of Riel + Berg Art and Culture we work with municipalities, boards of education, arts organizations, etc.as a way to model civic engagement and healing, aka reconciliation for, with, and by other Canadians. We were shortlisted for the Nogojiwanong Commemorative Public Art Project in 2018 with the City of Peterborough. In addition, Gdoo Naaginiga, is a mural commissioned by Queen's University Psychology Department as our response to the subject of psychology in relation to Indigenous struggles in the land called Canada and in the academy, & TRC Calls to Action and will be unveiled in 2022.