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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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The Origin: Women's Traditional Dance

The Origin: Women's Traditional Dance

Monday, October 26th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Sharon Baptiste of Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan shares the story of Women’s Traditional Dance. This dance started with women of the community dancing on the outside circle protecting the men dancing within the...

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Artisan Spotlight: Alexandrea Pasquayak

Artisan Spotlight: Alexandrea Pasquayak

Monday, October 19th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Hello, my name is Alexandrea Aldrich/ Pasquayak. I am Santee Dakota. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado but have been living with my husband and children in Alberta for the last ten years. I began beading at the young age of 12, so for 20...

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The Origin: Women's Fancy Dance

The Origin: Women's Fancy Dance

Tuesday, October 13th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Irene Oakes of Nakeneet Cree Nation in South Western Saskatchewan shares the story and development of the Women’s Fancy Dance. A history that has its roots in the Women’s Liberation movement of the...

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Artisan Spotlight: Emery-rose Assiniboine

Artisan Spotlight: Emery-rose Assiniboine

Monday, October 5th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Emery-rose Assiniboine (pictured left, with family) is a Dakota and Plains Cree artist, seamstress, student and mother. She is from the Dakota Nation of Manitoba as well as the Neekaneet Cree Nation of Southern Saskatchewan. She is the founder of...

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New Exhibits this Month

New Exhibits this Month

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Posted in: News & Announcements Exhibits

As the leaves start to turn, and the weather starts to cool, it can only mean one thing... (other than the imminent approach of Fall, of course) - exhibit changeover season is upon us! Although our spring/summer 2020 exhibitions were...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 6)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 6)

Monday, August 17th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: August 10-14 Virtual Exhibit We wrapped up our A Week @ the Museum: Summer Camps with our sixth and final camp of the summer this past week. The 9-12 group made a trip into our Downtown and did a scavenger hunt while...

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Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 5)

Summer Camps: Virtual Exhibit (week 5)

Thursday, August 13th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

MAG Summer Camps: August 4-7 Virtual Exhibit Our fifth Week @ the Museum: Summer Camp was pretty much completely opposite from last week's: our quietest yet, with just 2 campers joining us for the week! The weather was great for outdoor play...

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