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Animation by Jennifer Wanner: Bower

Animation by Jennifer Wanner: Bower

Thursday, March 11th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

The physical boundaries humans impose between territories are not recognized by other animal or plant species. The stop-motion animation Bower, by Jennifer Wanner, features the plant species at risk that grow on Canadian soil but also live beyond...

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Artisan Spotlight: Morning Dove Kytwayhat

Artisan Spotlight: Morning Dove Kytwayhat

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

Tansi (Hello)! My name is Morning Dove Kytwayhat (pictured left, with partner Jackson Tahuka) and I am a Cree descendant from Loon Lake, SK, Canada. I currently live on one of my home reservations called Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation. My...

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The Origin: Men's Chicken Dance

The Origin: Men's Chicken Dance

Monday, February 1st 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Kyle Blood of the Kainai (Blood Tribe) share the story of the Men’s Chicken Dance. A dance that originates with the Blackfoot people and honours the Prairie Chicken. The origin...

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Artisan Spotlight: Marlon Weekusk

Artisan Spotlight: Marlon Weekusk

Monday, January 25th 2021

Posted in: Exhibits

Marlon Weekusk (pictured left) is photographer and owner of Marmar Photography. Marlon is a Plains Cree dancer from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. Marlon, also known as "Marmar", participates in the Powwow circle and cultural events...

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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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