The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is closed until further notice due to the current public health restrictions in Alberta. TEACHERS we are NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL LEARNING for some of our school programs. Check out our blog for art activities and up to date news.
4525-47a Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6
Join us in celebrating the lively culture of the Métis. Learn to jig, learn traditional Stories & Songs of the Stars, try some family-friendly crafts, and much more!
Free to attend; donations are welcome.
LIST OF ACTIVITIES
In our Stewart Discovery Studio:
(Image: Polaris is called Mahkan Atchakos, the wolf star)
Cree Stars ‘Atchakosuk’ are the spirit lights up above.
Blackfoot (Star means) -The Holy One
“All people of the Earth have stories of the stars. The First People of North America are no different” — Wilfred Buck, Cree Science Educator.
Indigenous peoples’ knowledge of astronomy, which assisted in telling time, direction, and weather, was vital to survival.
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO NOTE: For attendees to this event we wish to inform you that we will have a Videographer onsite and MAG staff taking photos of this event, and these images/video will be used to document the event, as well as for social media use and marketing purposes. We are working to better document our special events and look forward to having our visitors attend!