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Discover nomadic living

Discover nomadic living at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, January 31, 2007 — On February 8, 9, 10 and 11, come to the Canadian Museum of Civilization to meet Aboriginal artists Jeff and Kathleen Coleclough and learn about the traditional skills of the Great Plains nomads. See how leather was prepared and decorated, how tools and arrowheads were made and what types of objects were used in everyday life prior to contact with Europeans. You will also find out how the nomads passed their skills from one generation to the next. These activities are presented in conjunction with the exhibition MASTERS of the Plains, on display until September 3, 2007.

Jeff and Kathleen Coleclough are a husband-and-wife team of Ojibway descent. They are the founders of Kakwa, a Métis initiative based in Saskatchewan that provides educational programs to museums, historic sites, schools, and school boards.

Worlds of Art: Aboriginal Leatherwork
Thursday, February 8
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cascades Salon
Tickets: $15 at the box office
(Evening workshop for adults where you will create your own rawhide bag)

Rock, Skin and Bone
Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Salon
Free with Museum admission

Stone Tool-Making
From Thursday, February 8 to Sunday, February 11
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Salon
Free with Museum admission

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

2007-01-31 00:00:00.000

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