21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection

Supported by:
RBC Foundation

This project was funded in part by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

Nehiwayak: Traditions of the Cree People

Traditional decoration and beadwork are just one of the many traditions students can explore with this in depth look into one of Canada's largest First Nations groups.

AP-2252 AB-Gloves-View B

Gloves, Nehiwyan, mid 20th century
Collection of Glenbow Museum,
AP 2252 A-B


This educator’s package presents the traditional way of life of the Cree people. The information encourages students to examine artifacts from the Glenbow Museum's collection and connects them to other cultures, communities and environments from within Canada.

AP-3372A-Headdress-View B Lightning Family Headdress, Mid 20th century, Collection of Glenbow Museum, AP 3372 A AP-2313-Deer Leg Container-View A Deer Leg Container, Nehiwyan mid 20th century, Collection of Glenbow Museum, AP 2313 AP-2962-Saddle Pad-View A
Saddle, Nehiwyan, early 20th century, Collection of Glenbow Museum, AP 2962

For each package our team of curators and educators have selected additional artworks and artifacts from our online collection database that can be used in conjunction with the teacher's guide and lesson plan.

You can access all of the objects that were selected for this package by clicking here.

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