The Souls Memorial stands in tribute to the generations of Ancestors who gathered on this site for trade, for celebration, for teaching, and for sharing in seasonal spiritual ceremonies. This is a very specific area; the outlet of Lake Huron where it flows into the St. Clair River named Aamjiwnaang. It was used by First Nations for millennia.
The Souls Memorial was designed and executed by Anishinaabe artist, Dennis Henry-Shawnoo. He handcarved, from a single massive stone, the tall plinth. On the central statue, he depicted a series of faces representing the ancestors and the past