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Patterns and Polyhedrons

Patterns and Polyhedrons

Saturday, November 28th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - November 28, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Patterns and Polyhedrons In light of today’s in-studio MAGnificent Saturdays...

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Cavalry Twill Riding Jacket

Cavalry Twill Riding Jacket

Thursday, November 26th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

What is this item of clothing? What was it used for? How old might it be? Sleuth out clues for this clothing item with the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery's (MAG) Katelin Karbonik, Associate Curator of Clothing &...

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The Origin: Men's Traditional Dance

The Origin: Men's Traditional Dance

Monday, November 23rd 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Cecile Nepoose of Pigeon Lake, Alberta shares the story of Men’s Traditional Dance. With over 40 years of dancing experience, Cecile weaves the story of Men’s Traditional with Powwow...

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Artisan Spotlight: Eric Mentuck

Artisan Spotlight: Eric Mentuck

Wednesday, November 18th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Eric Mentuck (pictured left) learned the bustle making craft from Andrew Mecas, who was a fancy dancer who lived in Waywayseecappo, MB. Eric is also a member of the Waywayseecappo First Nation. Waywayseecappo is located in the north east corner of...

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Artisan Spotlight: Yahsti Perkinskiller

Artisan Spotlight: Yahsti Perkinskiller

Monday, November 16th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Coming from a traditional family, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn our ways from my father. He taught me how to tie my own bustle at the young age of ten years old. By the time I was 15, I was beading my own outfit. From there...

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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

Wednesday, November 11th 2020

Posted in: History

Remembering Three Central Albertans Eneas Makokis Eneas Makokis was born in Saddle Lake, Alberta on August 9th, 1897. From documents, we know his father's name was John, and he had a sister named Mary. Eneas was a student at the...

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The Liberation of Holland after WW2

The Liberation of Holland after WW2

Tuesday, November 10th 2020

Posted in: History

The Liberation of Holland after WW2 In the final months of the Second World War, Canadian forces were given the important and deadly task of liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. From September 1944 to April 1945, the First...

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The Origin: Men's Fancy Dance

The Origin: Men's Fancy Dance

Monday, November 9th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Listen to Knowledge Keeper Michael Roberts who is Choctaw/Chickasaw from Ada, Oklahoma tell the story of Men’s Fancy Dance. This dance comes from the horse people. The men’s Fancy Dance is a modern fast dance...

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National Aboriginal Veterans Day

National Aboriginal Veterans Day

Sunday, November 8th 2020

Posted in: History

Today, November 8, 2020 marks National Aboriginal Veterans Day. On November 8, 1994, National Aboriginal Veterans Day was established by the federal government to honour the thousands of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis who served in the...

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Artisan Spotlight: Kendra Roan

Artisan Spotlight: Kendra Roan

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Tansi, Kendra Penny Wikuskoskwesis Nisikason. I am Plains/Chippewa Cree-T’suu T’ina and Taos Pueblo, and I grew up in Pigeon Lake, Alberta. Powwows have given me the freedom to travel all over North America and the United...

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Artisan Spotlight: Nita McAdam

Artisan Spotlight: Nita McAdam

Monday, November 2nd 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

I’m from Big River First Nation in northern Saskatchewan and have been beading since I was twelve years old. I had to learn to make myself new beadwork; it was a coming-of-age into my teenage years that I had to learn to make my own things. I...

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Not-Historic Baking: Pennywise Cake

Not-Historic Baking: Pennywise Cake

Saturday, October 31st 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits

Making a Pennywise Cake with Karli, MAG Marketing Associate Spooky cake, perfect for Halloween! For the month of October I decided to set up some personal challenges and goals that were creative. One of those goals was to try cake...

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