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Ki-n de'e' ... Land of My Heart exhibit now at Bruce County Museum

September 7, 2015

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Orland Solomon creates beautiful traditional drums



Exquisite 'Quill' boxes

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"Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) in Southampton is honoured to be the first stop for the KI-N DE'E' - Land of My Heart First Nation Art Exhibit," says Museum Business Manager, Janice Mewhinney.

The show is a silent auction format in support of the Forest and Community Gardens at Saugeen First Nation.

The Ki-n de'e' program, under Saugeen Culture and Wellness, focuses on food security and working education through Community and Forest gardening.

The exhibit features works by Saugeen First Nation artists and artisans and that have been inspired by the land.

Bernice (Kaghee) Thompson works in oils

Bernice Thompson who has exhibited at the Armstrong Art Gallery also won an award at the Armstrong Interior Exhibition in British Columbia.

Mhiingan Kaghee at age 8, has also won an art award at an early age at his school, G. C. Huston in Southampton.

'My Eye on the World'

'Mother Earth' by Minooki (Kennedy) Cameron (7)

The Legend

Mother Earth is the keeper of both worlds ... when we are born we live on her and, when we die, our body goes back to her and she takes us skyward.

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An exquisite 'Dream Catcher'
by Yolande Mitchell

The Legend

The Ojibway (Chippewa) believe that the night if filled and good and bad dreams.  When a dream catcher is hung  above the bed, it moves in the night air and catches the dreams as they drift by.  Good dreams pass through the opening in the center of the webbing while the bad dream are caught in the webbing and destroyed at first light of the morning sun.

The Ojibwa are credited as the first people to use the Dream Catcher, however may other Tribes and Native peoples have adopted them into their culture.  Although designs and legends differ slightly, the underlying meaning and symbolism is universal and is carried across cultures and language barriers.

The exhibit remains at the Museum through September 9th and will then move to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound  September 10th - 17th, and finally, it will be at Pumpkinfest in the Main Attraction area in October. 

For more information, contact: (519) 374-8694 or Gregg.root@saugeenfirstnation.ca or follow on facebook - www.facebook.com/saugreenredtree

 

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