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mámawihitowin | Ganaagishkwadaadiwin | Asenbli | Rencontre | Gathering

March 3, 2023 at12:00 pm - April 29, 2023 at4:00 pm


Indigenous Beadwork, Embroidery and Quillwork

Just like Red and the Assiniboine meeting each other and gathering in one place, here are our grandmother stories from across Manitoba meeting together and expressing what’s in their hearts. Reflecting how our grandmothers/mémères/kookums would gather in their kitchens or salons and share stories, art, and knowledge with each other and pass this along to the next generations. Imagine these human connections and loving emotions woven into these family heirlooms, each piece for a family member or friend. We can feel our ancestors creating these pieces with love and passion in each garment. We hope that by sharing this collection of our grandmothers’ pieces through this exhibit, it will encourage the sharing of memories and connections to our families and the land itself throughout our communities. Displaying these pieces alongside each other, we hope to honour those stories of love and care passed down through time. The stories told within these pieces and by our grandmothers are michin (medicine) our families and communities could use.

Curatorial Statement
Margaret Firlotte
Gaudry & Laferty Michif family name, Red River Michif

With contemporary works by the following artists:
Bronwyn Butterfield
Meaghen Fillion
David Heinrichs
Tashina Houle-Schlup
Shauna Ponask

With 1850 – early 1900 beadwork, embroidery and quillwork pieces from the following museum collections:
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
Ross House Museum
Fort Dauphin Museum
Fort La Reine Museum
Hillcrest Museum
Le Musée de St. Boniface
Manitoba Museum
Sam Waller Museum
Seven Oaks House Museum
Transcona Museum
Winnipegosis Museum and Historical Society


March 3, 2023 at12:00 pm
April 29, 2023 at4:00 pm
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Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
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C2 Centre for Craft
1-329 Cumberland
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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