Discover the Pekuakamiulnuatsh culture and way of life through the seasons in this immersive exhibit. Let Kukum (grandmother) and Mushum (grandfather) guide and introduce you to the traditional activities relative to each season. Soundtracks, videos, photos, texts and fun activities will also add to your visit. Award of Excellence from the Canadian Museums Association in 2020.
More than a dozen Indigenous artists from the Innu, Atikamekw, Cree of Eeyou Itschee, Anishnabe, Huron-Wendat and Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk Nations are gathered around the theme of boreal wildlife. They offer a variety of works that enable us to imagine the multitude of views that can be cast on the relationship between the First Nations and the animals that they coexist with on the territory.
Pass – A Passport initiative for my success – Projet d’Accompagnement Scolaire et Social de Mashteuiatsh (Mashteuiatsh School and Social Support Project)
This community exhibit will introduce you to the artistic and artisan know-how of First Nations women and youth members. Their dolls were made during a healing process. The project’s goal was to raise awareness and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools.
The Musée Amérindien Mashteuiatsh presents Ilnushkueuatsh tipelimitishuatsh / Place aux Femmes Ilnuatsh: Exhibition of works created as part of a re-appropriation process of the ancestral territory.
Come and see the works created by the participants of the Ilnushkueuatsh tipelimitishuatsh / Place aux femmes Ilnuatsh program of the Puakuteu Women’s Committee! These embroidered maps representing different parts of Nitassinan (ancestral territory of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh) were made as part of a territorial re-appropriation process of Ilnuatsh women.
On February 3, the brand new exhibition “Otanisa, Un Patrimoine Familiale Mère-Fille” (a mother-daughter family heritage) by artists Germaine Dubé Courtois, Amélie Courtois, Océane Boivin and Maya Boivin will be presented. Three generations come together around creation. Inspired by their stories and family memories, the artists present healing works shaped by traditional teachings and symbolism in the form of braids, embroidery and modelled clay.
This exhibit was produced as part of the Mémoires de Femmes project, where participants made healing skirts in memory of women, girls and members of sexual diversity who’ve been missing or murdered. Skirts are the sacred symbol of femininity and pride for First Nations, while the color red represents the healing that the women of Puakuteu – Comité de Femmes de Mashteuiatsh wish to share with all First Nations and Indigenous peoples of Canada.