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Honour Indigenous History Month with us!

Throughout the month of June, we honour the history, heritage, strength, and diversity of Indigenous peoples and communities in Canada. Indigenous History Month is a time to learn, listen, celebrate and share Indigenous resilience and excellence. Keep an eye on our social media channels for new content throughout the month.

 

Virtual Indigenous History Month Events at RAM:

Keep checking back as events are added throughout the month!

7:00 pm, Zoom

photograph of Elaine Alexie and Jaymie CampbellBrew yourself a cup of tea and join us for a Kitchen Table Talk. Join Elaine Alexie, RAM's Curator of Indigenous Studies and artist behind Shinli’ Niintaih, and Jaymie Campbell of White Otter Design Co, for a conversation about the process of making and creating as Indigenous artists. Near the end of the conversation, Elaine and Jaymie will answer a few questions -- be sure to submit your questions when you register!

Presented in partnership with the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society

Register to save your spot.

All day, Instagram, Twitter

Want to see more of the Indigenous Studies collection? Curious about beadwork, quillwork, or hide tools? Tell us what you want to see from the Indigenous Studies collection, and we'll share a photo just for you.

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to send in your requests.

Resurgent Practices in Beadwork Tradition and Hide Tanning

3:00 pm, Zoom

Join Elaine Alexie, RAM's Curator of Indigenous Studies, in conversation with Nêhiyaw-Iskwêw artist Jessica Sanderson-Barry of JShine Designs, on the importance of the revival and resurgence of beadwork and hide tanning practices. Jessica will share how these art forms are important cultural traditions that is integral to her artistic practice.

Join in on the Q&A segment of the conversation by submitting your question when registering for this talk. 

Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Royal Alberta Museum

Register to save your spot.

 

Sharing Stories

Bella Twin and the Grizzly Bear

Do you love a good story like we do? Listen along to a special story from “As Long as the Rivers Flow” by Cree author Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden.

 

On the Blog

Skye removing birch bark from a tree
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photo of community members participating in hand games
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Skye removing birch bark from a tree
Barking up the right tree

Learn how to make a traditional birch bark basket

artwork created by Sixties Scoop survivors
The Sixties Scoop

Stories of Loss, Strength, and Hope

photo of community members participating in hand games
Na’h e’tse’ah

Dene Hand Game

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Keeping language alive

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Honour Songs, Melissa-Jo Belcourt Moses, 2017
Honour Songs

This 'story shawl' was made to honour indigenous women.

Archie Calliou playing guitar
Next stop: Nashville

Meet Harry Rusk and Archie Calliou.

 

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