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Artisan Spotlight: Coralie Nepoose

Artisan Spotlight: Coralie Nepoose

Monday, January 18th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

My name is Coralie Nepoose, daughter of Charity and Levi Nepoose. I am Plains Cree and I come from the Samson Cree Nation. I’m a mother of 2 daughters. I’m also a fancy dancer, and I have been since I was 11 years old. I bead all my own...

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The Origin: Men's Grass Dance

The Origin: Men's Grass Dance

Monday, January 11th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

Listen to Knowledge Keeper Leroy Whitstone, a member of Northern Cree, and from Onion Lake Cree Nation. The Grass Dance is considered a Great Plains Dance, and Leroy tells a version from the Dakota people. The...

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Meet the Curators: Patrick & Marrisa Mitsuing

Meet the Curators: Patrick & Marrisa Mitsuing

Monday, January 4th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

Marrisa and Patrick Mitsuing are the creators and curators of Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins. As well, Marrisa has created much of the beadwork in the exhibition. Patrick Mitsuing Patrick felt the world slow down and...

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Artisan Spotlight: Marrisa Mitsuing

Artisan Spotlight: Marrisa Mitsuing

Monday, December 14th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Tansi, my name is Marrisa Moccasin. I am a Cree artist who currently resides in Sylvan Lake, Alberta with my husband Patrick and our four children. My interest in the world of art blossomed after the birth of my first child, Leland. I was...

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The Origin: Women's Jingle Dance

The Origin: Women's Jingle Dance

Monday, December 7th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Shelda Thom of Whitefish Bay, Ontario shares the story of the Women’s Jingle Dress. This healing dance came as a result of a Grandfathers dream. The jingle dress and dance is an Ojibwe healing dance...

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Artisan Spotlight: Curtis Miller Joe

Artisan Spotlight: Curtis Miller Joe

Monday, November 30th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Curtis Miller Joe (pictured left) was born December 28, 1960, in Shishalh (Sechelt), British Columbia, and is a member of the Coast Salish Nation. He began carving in 1988 with his cousin, Sid Lamarche, a highly regarded artist from the Bella Coola...

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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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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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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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