21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection

Supported by:
RBC Foundation

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


Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art

Alteration is explored in this study of how traditions can be adapted yet still encapsulate the essence of a culture or belief.

Roger Crait, Give a Man a Fish, 2004, Collection of Glenbow Museum, 2008.113.001 A-B

Roger Crait, Give A Man A Fish,
Collection of Glenbow Museum,
2008.113.001 AB-R

Introduction

What is a "tradition"? What traditions do you have in your family? School? Culture? How do you show honour to people in your community? This educator's package will help students to look at the role of art in the culture and traditions of Canadian First Nations of the plains and subarctic. The information encourages students to examine artifacts from the Glenbow Museum's collection and connects them to other cultures, communities and environments within Canada.

Jane Ash Poitras, Living in the Storm Too Long, 1992, Collection of Glenbow Museum, 996.025.001
Jane Ash Poitras, Living in the Storm Too Long, 1992
Collection of Glenbow Museum 996.025.001
Dress, Amsskaapipiikani, early 20th century, Collection of Glenbow Museum, AF 4011
Dress, Amsskaapipiikani, early 20th century, Collection of Glenbow Museum, AF 4011
Allen Sapp, Traditional Pow-Wow, 1991, Collection of Glenbow Museum, 998.021.001
Allen Sapp, Traditional Pow-Wow, 1991, Collection of Glenbow Museum, 998.021.001

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.

Included in this guide are:

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