About Oiseau Rock

Oiseau Rock is a sheer rock face about 150 metres in height which rises straight out of the Ottawa River in Ontario. It was a sacred site for First Nations Peoples who have left behind a remarkable legacy of ancient pictographs which may still be seen today. It continues to be part of the sacred landscape for the Algonkins of Pikwakanagan First Nation near Golden Lake, Ontario and of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation (Maniwaki, Quebec) who call the rock “Migizi Kiishkaabikaan” meaning bird rock. In June 2001, they held ceremonies and drumming at the site, and will continue to visit what Dr. Daniel Arsenault, archaeologist calls this “natural monument.” For more information about Oiseau Rock, see the Friends of Oiseau Rock website – www.friendsofoiseaurock.ca.