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1979 La Ronge Winter Festival

Articles » General
Description
1979 La Ronge Winter Festival with competition results. Page one: pictures of buckskin parade entrants, contestants for 'Festival Queen', log sawing, and winter golf. Page two: pictures of log chopping, traditional dance, and flour packing competition. Page three: pictures of dogs from a sled team with children, and a dog sled race. Page four: pictures of snow mobile race, and hockey.
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1981 Elders' Conference 1/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
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1982 Elders Conference 4/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing comparison of Indian and Christian religions and religious ceremonies, traditional songs and dances, and history of Europeans in North America from the Indian viewpoint.
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1982 Elders Conference 5/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angust Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion of Cree funeral songs. Includes a story of a woman's vision of the afterlife.
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1983 Elders' Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Ernest Benedict
Angus Nogongiig
Jim Dumont
Johnny Thomas
Sam Osawamick
Alex Fox
John Tootoosis
Louis Bruce
Sid Fiddler
Lawrence Tobacco
Mary Lou Fox
Eddie Benton
Herman Atkinson
Carl Roberts
Indian History Film Project
Description
Talks about the traditional teacher in the University setting ; proposal for friendship ceremony between Iroquois and Ojibway ; the Iroquois confederacy ; Kootenay plains initiative to return to traditional lifestyles ; reflections on past and future wars ; and the importance of elders in recovery of traditional values.
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4 Men at Sun Dance

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Mabel Devlin
Description
Image of 4 young men in traditional dress. Description on back reads: " This picture was taken in the summer of 1913 at an Indian Sun Dance held between Mr. Moise L'Heureaux's ranch and Cochin the usual place for holding Sun dances, at this particular dance the Indians were asking their gods for rain. Picture taken and finished by Mabel Devlin School teacher at St Hippolyte at the time. She is now Mrs. J.D. Paulhus of Vawn. Mr. Paul L'Heureux of Jack Fish who spoke Cree assisted in persuading these gentlemen to pose."
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Aboriginal Youth, Hip Hop and the Politics of Identification

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
George Morgan
Andrew Warren
Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 34, no. 6, June 2011, pp. 925-947
Description
Explores work taking place regarding identity within the context of contemporary hip hop subcultural in two neighbourhoods .
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Aboriginality

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Dominique Keller
Tom Jackson
Description
Follow world chapmpion hoop dancer, Dallas Arcand, as he discovers new and traditional elements of First Nation culture. Mix of animation and live action. Duration: 5:03.
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Ada Clegg Interview #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ada Clegg
David Stevenson
Indian History Film Project
Description
Brief description of the Hamatsa ritual.
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[Adam Delaney with the Blackfoot Dance Project]

Alternate Title
Blackfoot Digital Library
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Adam Delaney
Description
Video of interview with Adam Delaney discusses how dancing has changed. Part 1: Duration: 53:24 Part 2: Duration: 59:06
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Adam Solway Interview 1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Adam Solway
Christine Welsh
Tony Snowsill
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview where Adam Solway talks about being orphaned at 8 years and adopted by the Blackfoot Reserve, Alta; his attendance at a residential school; becoming a councillor and then chief of the reserve. He comments on the issues he had to deal with as well as providing comments on contemporary lifestyles and leadership.
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Alaskan Eskimo Dance in Cultural Context

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Thomas F. Johnston
Dance Research Journal, vol. 7, no. 2, Spring-Summer, 1975, pp. 1-11
Description
Results of a three year survey of Alaskan Eskimo and Indian musical systems concerning dance elements, symbolism, functions and accoutrements.
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Alaskan Eskimo Music is Revitalized

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Thomas F. Johnston
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 17, no. 3, May 1978, pp. [1-7]
Description
The significance of incorporating Native Alaskan music, dance and culture into the school system .
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Alligator Clans in Oklahoma: Creek/Seminole Stomp Dance in Indian Territory

Alternate Title
Papers From the American Indian Studies Section at the 2006 Western Social Science Association
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Paula Conlon
Indigenous Policy Journal of the Indigenous Studies Network, vol. 17, no. 2, Summer, 2006, p. [?]
Description
Discusses how the resurgence of the Stomp dance, a Native American religious and social dance, is keeping the Eastern Woodlands tribes alive and well. Access through table of contents.
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American Indian Ballerinas

Alternate Title
[Civilization of the American Indian Series; v. 33]
[North American Indian Thought and Culture]
E-Books
Author/Creator
Lili Cockerille Livingston
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American Indian Ballerinas

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Angela Graham
Dance Research Journal, vol. 29, no. 2, Autumn, 1997, pp. 95-97
Description
Book review of: American Indian Ballerinas by Lili Cockerille Livingston.
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Antoine Lonesinger 1 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Alphonse Littlepoplar
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview with the respected storyteller and singer Antoine Lonesinger. Interview includes the Legend of Cut Knife Hill and stories of BlackRock and Chokecherry Wood.
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Antoine Lonesinger 11 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Alphonse Littlepoplar
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes two stories: the first about a boy who saves a boy and wins a wife in the process; a second about a boy who upon returning to his band with a wife becomes chief.
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Antoine Lonesinger 6 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview with Mr Lonesinger who tells stories of Indian agents both good and bad. He also tells of the Battle of the Cut Knife Hill and the banning of the Sundance.
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Antoine Lonesinger 7 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories of attacks on women by Blackfoot and Cree raiders. It also includes the story of the acquisition of the Sioux Dance (or Grass Dance) from the bone grass spirits.
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Art and Reconciliation

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Marie Wilson
Joseph Boyden
John Estacio
Rachael Maza
Description
Author of libretto for the ballet Going Home Star, composer of piece based on poem I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe, and director of Jack Charles V The Crown discuss the healing potential of artistic collaborations. Followed by question and answer period. Duration: 1:08:34.
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[Artist Lecture: Nicholas Galanin]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Nicholas Galanin
Description
Multi-media artist speaks about the various series he has created. Presented as part of the It's Complicated: Art about Home exhibition. Followed by question and answer period. Duration: 1:09:58.
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Arts-based Research Methods with Indigenous Peoples: an International Scoping Review

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Chad Hammond
Wendy Gifford
Roanne Thomas

Seham Rabaa
Ovini Thomas ... [et al.]
AlterNative, vol. 14, no. 3, September 2018, pp. 260-276
Description
Reviews the literature of 36 international research studies; discusses research methods involving artistic practices. Identifies areas in which arts based methods may offer benefits to an Indigenous research agenda: (a) participant engagement, (b) relationship building, (c) Indigenous knowledge creation, (d) capacity building, and (e) community action.
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ArtTalk: Conversations on Northwest Native Art: Session 1: Collaborative Research and Community-Based Scholarship Panel Discussion

Alternate Title
Burke Museum's ArtTalk Symposium: Conversations on Northwest Native Art
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Pat Courtney Gold
Nadia Jackinsky Sethi
Kathryn Bunn Marcuse
Kaleb Child
Coreen Child ... [et al.]
Description
Presentations on collaborative research: Part 1: Research in Museums and it’s Contribution to Native Communities by Pat Courtney Gold. Part 2: Remembering Heritage Through the Arts in Alaska's Communities by Nadia Jackinsky Sethi. Part 3: G̱a̱lg̱a̱poła (Working Together) – A Collaborative Reframing of Kwakiutl Film and Audio Recordings with Franz Boas by Kathryn Bunn Marcuse, Kaleb Child, Coreen Child and Tom Child. Duration: 2:02:05
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ArtTalk: Conversations on Northwest Native Art: Session 2: Retrospectives on Northwest Coast Art History and Indigenous Methodologies

Alternate Title
"Return of Kaats": Two House Posts by Nathan and Stephen Jackson
ArtTalk: Conversations on Northwest Native Art
Burke Museum's ArtTalk Symposium: Conversations on Northwest Native Art
Copper Seaweed & Woven Octopus Bags
Dance Group Performances as Art History in Motion
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Miqu'l Dangeleli
Megan Smetzer
Emily Moore
Description
First presentation discusses dance groups which perform both traditional and modern works and decolonizing the field of art history. Second presentation discusses resilience as demonstrated by women weavers, with a focus on octopus bags created by artist Shgen Doo Tan George. Third presentation discusses the two house posts carved for the Burke Museum as replacements for the originals which had been repatriated. Duration: 1:25:12.
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The Assiniboine

E-Books
Author/Creator
Edwin Thompson Denig
Canadian Plains Reprint Series, vol. 5
Description
Originally published as the Forty-Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology. This edition published with a new introduction by David Reed Miller.
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The Authenticity of Cultural Properties in the Russian Far East

Alternate Title
Properties of Culture - Culture as Property: Pathways to Reform in Post-Soviet Siberia
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Alexander D. King
Description
Looks at ethnic dancing in Kamchatka, Russia. Chapter in book: Properties of Culture - Culture as Property: Pathways to Reform in Post-Soviet Siberia edited by Erich Kasten.
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Averkieva, Julia, "The Tlingit Indians" (Barron's notes).

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Julia Averkieva
Description
Barron's notes on Julia Averkieva's article "The Tlingit Indians" from North American Indians in Historical Perspective / edited by Eleanor Burke Leacock & Nancy Oestreich Lurie. Published New York: Random House, c1971, page 317 to 342. Barron's notes break the article down into sections. These include origins, economic base, transition from a clan community to a class society etc. The article appears to be a fairly comprehensive look at the history of the social life of the Tlingit as explained by the stratification of their society.
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Banff Sparkles With Creativity, Quality Instruction

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Debora Steel
Windspeaker, vol. 20, no. 5, September 2002, p. 32
Description

Focuses on the uniqueness of the Banff Centre's six-week Aboriginal Arts Program and the positive impact it has had on the Aboriginal community.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.17.

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Battleford Agency #3

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
D.G. (Dr.) Mandelbaum
Muskwa (Bear)
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview with Muskwa where he gives a brief description of the significance of various ceremonial clothing and talks about various dances.
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Battleford Agency #6

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
D.G. (Dr.) Mandelbaum
Pones
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview with Pones where he describes various ceremonies.
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The Beat Goes On: Taking the Pulse of the Northern Arts Scene

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Leslie Boyd
Christine Lalonde
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 2, Spring/Summer, 2014, pp. 8-14
Description
Comments on what it is like to be an Inuit artist working in the North today including the challenges and opportunities. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 8.
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