Family Day: Celebration of the Metis

Feb 18th, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Day: Celebration of the Métis
February 18, 2019 – 1-4 pm

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:

Exhibit Galleries:

polaris storytelling

(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.

Outside:

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!

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