NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization March 15, 2010 to March 21, 2010

March 12, 2010

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
March 15, 2010 to March 21, 2010

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

First Nation Creations
Monday, March 15
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Riverview Lobby
Join Métis guest, Pauline Brook, in the First Peoples Hall and create a traditional Aboriginal “talking” feather. The founder of the Aboriginal Resources Council wants to share her knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and traditions with youth and adults of all nations. She believes all peoples can live peacefully together by respecting and recognizing our different cultures’ diversity and sharing our similarities so that we all benefit and develop.

Colours of the Fur Trade — Adventures in Weaving and Carving
March 16 and 17
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery E
Learn about the techniques involved in weaving a “ceinture fléchée” (a colourful traditional French-Canadian sash) and in woodcarving; then give it a try yourself! Jean-Maurice Côté has been weaving “ceintures fléchées” for 30 years! Working in the National Capital Region, he is also the president of the Association of ceinture fléchée of Lanaudière. Yves Gagnon is a real wood carver, with a knife his only tool. Come and meet them both!

Northern Voices
Thursday, March 18
11:00 a.m. (English) and 2:00 p.m. (French)
Grand Hall
The Métis group Northern Voices will have you dancing to the beat of the voyageur drum. Following their performance, enjoy demonstrations of Métis bead and leather work and meet the members of Northern Voices — David Finkle, Pauline Brook and George Ducharme. Their music, sung in English, French and Aboriginal languages, is made up of original pieces, contemporary songs and Celtic and Aboriginal traditional music.

Voice of the Voyageur

Friday, March 19
 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (English)
noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (French)
Special Exhibitions Gallery E
Métis storyteller Joe Maple regales audiences of all ages with exciting yarns from the epic days of Canada’s fur trade, in the special exhibition Profit and Ambition.

The Circle of Life
Friday, March 19
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First People Hall, Grand Hall and Lobby
Award-winning Aboriginal dancer Celina Cada will thrill visitors of all ages with her performance of the traditional hoop dance.

Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The circus is in town!
March 15 to 21