Tag Archive: First Nations

Star Blanket – Canadian Museum of Civilization

March 10, 2014

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Upon first glance, Star Blanket (2007), created by Saskatoon multi-media artist Wally Dion, a member of Yellow Quill First Nation (Salteaux), looks like an ordinary quilt. The design calls to mind the patterns of traditional Plains tribes’ star blankets, and painted buffalo robes: the morning star, the circles of eagle feather bonnets, and the rays of the sun.

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The Welcome Man – National Gallery of Canada

July 15, 2013

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In July of 1912, British Columbian artist Emily Carr embarked on a six-week sketching trip that took her from Vancouver to Alert Bay. When she came home, she painted the landscapes and the villages she had seen.

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Sites to Celebrate National Aboriginal Day Online

May 30, 2013

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June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, which officially kicks off a week of Celebrate Canada events across the country.

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