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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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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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