Bruce County Museum presents First Nation Cultural Program


July 9, 2013

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The drumming ladies of Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) opened the ceremony as Mike Briggs, Cathy McGirr and Museum Curator/Director Barbara Ribey look on

Bruce Power presents program support

(L-R) Jingle dancer Crystal Kewageshig, Museum's Business Manager Cathy McGirr, Bruce Power's Mike Briggs, Museum Director Barbara Ribey and Saugeen elder, Gene Petonoquot

For the second year, Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is pleased to offer the First Nation's Interpretive program.

Visitors will be able to learn about First Nation culture by taking part in, and watching, various weekly demonstrations that include traditional drumming, storytelling, beading, black ash basketry, and more, showcased in numerous ways by members of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation communities.

Vivian Desjardine of Cape Croker demonstrates basket weaving

Yolanda Mitchell of Saugeen First Nation shows the art of creating traditional dream-catchers

Accomplished jingle dancer, Crystal Kewageshig of Saugeen First Nation

'Lily', a young dancer in full jingle regalia

“We are pleased to partner with the local First Nation communities to offer such unique and interesting programming.  First Nation culture and history is an integral part of Bruce County’s history, and this is a great way to share it with our visitors. We are also pleased to have Bruce Power as the sponsor of this remarkable program.” Says Barbara Ribey, Director/Curator, BCM&CC.


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“We are happy to support the museum’s First Nations program and are happy the program directly involves our local First Nations people to share their culture with the public,” said Mike Briggs, First Nations and Metis Relations Manager, Bruce Power who presented funding of $11,250.

The program will be offered in the Bruce County Museum's First Peoples exhibit hall on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. through July and August.  For more information, call 519-797-2080.

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