Indigenous Art and Culture

Galleries and Museums Explore Indigenous Culture

McCord Museum, Permanent collection: Wearing our Identity, First Peoples Collection. School groups welcome. For over 20 years, the Museum has provided schools with a variety of educational activities on themes related to the Quebec curriculum [website quote].

Ottawa Art Gallery, 2018 summer exhibition, We Will All Become Stories, explores art in the Ottawa/Gatineau region since before contact up to the present.  Indigenous works are prominent, along with historic Canadian art and contemporary visual arts.  Free admission; inaugural exhibition on until mid-September 2018, followed by rotating 3-month exhibits.

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex.  The Where Montréal Began exhibit shows objects reflecting religious practices and everyday life, munitions and gun parts, as well as trade goods. Objects left behind by First Nations peoples will also tell of the relations between the French and various nations, mainly the Algonquins, Hurons and Iroquois.

Centre de histoire de Montréal.  The CHM offers classroom activities, educational materials and exhibition tours guided by our team of professional guides so that the museum experience can be “historic” and positive for everyone [website quote]. Teachers information.

Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal. Visitors will have an opportunity to get a close-up look at some of the artifacts which illustrate the lives of those who have lived on this island, from prehistoric Aboriginal peoples to industrial era Montrealers [website quote].


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