‘Morning Star’ was designed by Denesuline and Saulteaux Native artist Alex Janvier.
“Morning Star murals four sections represent the Medicine Wheel, culturally significant to many Aboriginals. There are four directions, four seasons, the elements (earth, wind, fire, water), stages of life (infant, child, adult, and elder.) Also, the Denesuline people used the Morning Star as a traveling guide at night.” – Alex Janvier
Janvier’s masterpiece, painted in 1993, adorns the dome of the River Salon in the Museum. The mural rises seven stories above the salon and covers 418 m2. Janvier completed the work in just over three months, with the help of his son Dean.