See the distinct viewpoints and experiences of Indigenous artists from all around Turtle Island via their personal narratives, artifacts, and works of art at these regional shows to gain a deeper knowledge of Mi’kmaw and Indigenous culture.
Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek: How Unique We Still Are
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
The Mi’kmaw people’s continued ties to the Mi’kma’ki lands and waters are reflected in this museum. The Mi’kmaw people have a platform to convey their ongoing experiences as they gain a better understanding of the lands and waterways of Mi’kma’ki through this exhibit. Individual Mi’kmaw people’s personal testimonies and biographies, as well as prominent objects, artifacts, images, and symbolic artwork, all serve to express Mi’kmaw single-word notions. These encounters and comprehensions have their roots in cultural expressions that link this place’s past, present, and future.
It provides opportunity for essential treaty education and teaches visitors—particularly the non-Indigenous Canadian public—about the facts that must come before reconciliation.
Fortress Halifax: A City Shaped by Conflict
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Inside the walls of the old stone fort, the largest and newest exhibit at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site occupies more than 550 square meters (6,000 square feet). Each of the seven rooms, which are divided into several time periods from before Halifax was founded to the present, represents a different era.
Immerse yourself in Halifax’s social and military history as seen via the four Citadels. There is a long and active history between Halifax and its Fortress. Enjoy it like never before by reading many views’ accounts of it through stories, artworks, digital journals, and anecdotes. Be among the first to experience Halifax’s stormy colonial past, World Wars, and beyond as you journey through time!
Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence promotes a continuous conversation about connection and exchange where rivers converge. It is based on themes drawn from the work of chosen First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists, primarily from the Permanent Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The seven guiding themes that this exhibition emphasizes—Awareness, Reflection, Sustainability & Treaty, Community, Memory & Remembering, Gathering & Knowledge, and Sharing—all contribute to the development of loving relationships.
Through its Mi’kma’ki Artists’ Spotlight, Ta’n a’sikatikl sipu’l | Confluence highlights the works of Indigenous artists who live and work in Mi’kma’ki (Mi’kmaq Territory) and fosters intergenerational interaction. This show also features (Tea)chings, a place for artwork produced by community members of all ages as part of Indigenous-focused programming.
More museums to visit at https://discoverhalifaxns.com/indigenous-exhibits-in-halifax/
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