Moccasin.  Kayak.  Tipi.  Popcorn.  Maple syrup.

The International Aboriginal and Indigenous Inventors and Innovations Museum showcases innovators from indigenous communities in Canada, US, Mexico, Greenland, Caribbean, South and Central America.

John Herrington

Smart Meter
Invented by Thomas David Petite, this device helps homeowners track their energy consumption.

“Unlike their ancestors, who suffered and died in residential schools, today’s aboriginal youth should have an education that is not about assimilation.  You need to demonstrate to our children that they are a valuable part of society. If it was in the core curriculum, we wouldn’t be having these types of discussions.”

– Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
Grand Chief Gord Peters, 2013