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1982 Elders Conference (1/5)

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 discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
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Aboriginal Art Displayed for Vincent Massey Students

Images » Photographs
Description
File contains 14 negatives of Aboriginal art displayed for Vincent Massey Students May 25, 1989. The art displayed includes a variety of traditional items such as snowshoes, mukluks, beadwork, and minature totem poles. In eight of the negatives an unidentified man is shown holding up a minature tipi. In the other negatives art is displayed on tables.
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Aboriginal Arts & Crafts

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Win Hilliard
Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 1, no. 3, September 1977, pp. 46-51
Description
States that art is one way that Aboriginals can add to Australian life while improving their personal and mental health.
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Aboriginal Beaded Mats on Display

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Hilda J. Stewart
Description
Beaded mats from the Little Pine First Nation on Display at the Saskatoon Arts and Crafts Society Show. Date unknown.

Historical note:

Includes note on back: "When the Saskatoon Arts and Crafts Society disbanded a collection of mats and other articles were given to the museum at Fort Battleford"
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Aboriginal Cultural Connections: A Child Protection Resource Guide

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Child Protection Services
Department of Community Services and Senior
Prince Edward Island's First Nations
Description
Resource guide includes information on: Aboriginal Communities and Services, Spirituality, Aboriginal Culture, Cultural Beliefs and Practices, Mi'kmaq Language, Mi'kmaq History and Band Governance and Identity.
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Aboriginal Potsherds from Red River, Manitoba

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Vladimir J. Fewkes
American Antiquity, vol. 3, no. 2, October 1937, pp. 143-155
Description
Construction, surfacing and decoration of pottery found north of Winnipeg with illustrations of the shards.
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Ada Clegg Interview #2

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ada Clegg
David Stevenson
Indian History Film Project
Description
Discusses attitudes toward the dead and traditional medicine.
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Agnes Fox and Maria Sinclair Interviews

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Agnes Fox
Maria Sinclair
Mary Mountain
Iris Baker
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories about the power of the medicine man and the abilities to foretell the future. It also includes information regarding traditional attitudes toward education, marriage and lifestyle.
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Alex Cywink Interview #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Max Ireland
Alex Cywink
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview where he tells of legends concerning the arrival of white men in North America; Parallels to the Norse (Viking) sagas -- (Is this possibly an example of the oral tradition presenting the Indian view early Viking settlement?). He tells of prophecies concerning the arrival of white men and the eventual return of Indian ways; describes the role of women in pre-Columbian America; and gives accounts of native medical practices and the linguistic evolution.
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American Indian Women as Art Educators

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Leona M. Zastrow
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 18, no. 1, October 1978, pp. [6-10]
Description
Overview of Native American women teaching traditional art skills in the South-western United States.
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Angelique Merasty: Birch Bark Artist

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Sue Lebrecht
Canadian Woman Studies, vol. 10, no. 2-3, 1989, pp. 65-68
Description
Looks at artist's process for creating birch bark art. Includes photographs.
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Apache Beaded Bags and the Mohonk Lodge

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Richard Green
Whispering Wind, vol. 38, no. 6, Issue 268, September-October 2009, pp. 11-15
Description
Looks at designs and construction of bags made by Apache groups in the early twentieth century and sold in Oklahoma. Includes photographs.
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Applying Metal Spots to Leather

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Barry Hardin
Whispering Wind, vol. 43, no. 1, Issue 293, October 2014, pp. 6-9
Description
Looks at decorative accents for dance accessories and how to apply them to leather. Includes photographs.
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Arapahoe Moccasins with Thunderbird Designs: Part 8

Alternate Title
MoccasinCorner: Arapahoe Moccasins with Thunderbird Designs: Part 8
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Michael Kostelnik
Whispering Wind, vol. 39, no. 5, Issue 273, [November-December] 2010, pp. 19-21
Description
Looks at differences in beadwork between the Cheyenne thunderbird moccasins and the Arapahoe moccasins. Includes photographs.
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Arapahoe Style Sage Grouse Bustle

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
J. Andrew Forsythe
Whispering Wind, vol. 39, no. 5, Issue 273, November-December 2010, pp. 4-7
Description
Discusses project using Alfred Kroeber descriptions and photographs from the American Museum of Natural history to construct an Arapaho bustle of sage grouse feathers. Includes photographs and instructions.
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Arctic Rock Cod

Articles » General
Canada's History, vol. 96, no. 2, April/May 2016, pp. 14-15
Description
Brief article describes the origins of the art of printmaking in the Cape Dorset area in the late 1950s.
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Arsene Fontaine Interview #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Arsene Fontaine
Ray Marnoch
Indian History Film Project
Description
Arsene Fontaine describes a curing by a medicine man and a brief description of how to make a canoe. She also gives a description of transportation by dog team.
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The Art of Inuit Women: Anonymous No More

Alternate Title
IAQ in Review
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Marybelle Mitchell
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 1, 25th Anniversary Issue, Spring, 2011, pp. [46]-52
Description
Highlights artists featured in past issues of the journal. Entire issues on one pdf. To access article scroll to p. 46.
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The Art of Jessie Oonark: [Ceremonies of Innocence]

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Robert Enright
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 1, Winter, 1987, pp. 3-4
Description
Highlights works from the exhibition Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll down to appropriate page.
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Art Toronto 2001

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Susan Gustavison
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 17, no. 1, Spring, 2002, p. 41
Description
Exhibition review from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 2001. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 41.
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Artist Database: Merasty, Angelique

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative
Description
Short biography for Angelique Merasty, Canadian birch bark biter, and bibliography of writings about her.
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[Arts and Crafts Shop]

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Institute for Northern Studies
Description
The interior of the Arts & Crafts Shop [Rankin Inlet, NU]. Part of the "Inuit of Keewatin" series (#28b.).
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Assortment of Aboriginal Artifacts

Images » Photographs
Description
An assortment of Aboriginal artifacts posed along a wall for a photograph. Presumably from a private collection in Medicine Hat. Includes flintlock and caplock rifles, a quiver with arrows, flintlock pistol, headdress, axe and tomahawk heads, beadwork, clothing, and smaller items. Some of these items also appear in S-B356.
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Attaching Quilled Strips to Feathers

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Joe W. Rosenthal
Whispering Wind, vol. 42, no. 3, December/January 2014, pp. 11-13
Description
Instructions for one of the techniques used in the construction of war bonnets.
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Aurora College's Fine Arts Program Dubbed an Eye-Opener

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Matthew Fox
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 3, Fall, 1996, pp. 20-24
Description
Comments on a college with programs to service the needs of the people from the western Arctic formed in 1995. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 20.
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Avataq Cultural Institute: Keeping Inuit Culture Afloat

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Michael Olson
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 17, no. 2, Summer, 2002, pp. 10-15
Description
Comments on the mandate of the Institute, to help disseminate the work of all Inuit artists, including those working in the fields of literature and performing arts. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to page 10.
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The Bags of Lake Lena

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Mike Johnson
Whispering Wind, vol. 42, no. 2, October/November 2013, pp. 24-26
Description
Briefly discusses the origins of Ojibwe beaded cloth bandolier bags.
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Baker Lake Wall-Hangings: Starting from Scraps

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Maria Muehlen
Inuit Art Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2, Spring, 1989, pp. 6-11
Description
Discusses the process of creating the fabric art and highlights the work of five innovative artists. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll down to appropriate page.
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Beaded Rosettes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Anita Walker
Bill Walker
Whispering Wind, vol. 42, no. 5, Issue 291, May-June 2014, pp. 10-16
Description
Describes the three main types of stitches used, material needed, and instructions for creating a rosette. Includes photographs.
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