21st Century Learning - Links to Our Collection

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

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.

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

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.

Included in this guide are:

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Supported by:
RBC Foundation

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

Copyright to this resource is held by the Glenbow-Alberta Institute (Glenbow Museum) and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be downloaded, reproduced, or distributed without first acquiring permission from the appropriate collecting area. Please contact the Collection Technician assigned to the area.

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