Numerous Community Memories exhibits draw our attention to multiculturalism. Multiculturalism in Canadian society is not something new, and is not just another trendy word either. It’s what this country is all about. The presence of different communities on the same territory has an impact on its cultural and geographic landscape, as well as on the daily lives of its inhabitants.
Through the Secwepemc History: The First 220 Years of Contact exhibition, the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park, located in British Columbia, showcases all the changes that have occurred in the life of the village since this nation’s initial contacts with European explorers and settlers. In Alberta, the Rocky Mountain House Museum allows us to get better acquainted with Henry Stelfox: Wanderer, Conservationist, and Friend, a British immigrant who developed a privileged relationship with Chief Yellowface, of the Chippewa, which allowed him to transcribe Aboriginal tales and stories that were part of oral tradition.
* To be continued in the next edition
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