A first-ever cultural program

A first-ever cultural program

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A very first cultural programming

Odanak, February 28, 2018 – The Musée des Abénakis proudly unveiled its first cultural program for the spring of 2018. From March to June, the Museum will present 7 fun, lively, enriching and diversified activities that will please everyone. These various activities, to which young and old will be invited, will allow participants to experience a captivating cultural encounter.

The Museum in “FAMILY” mode

At the Musée des Abénakis: let’s loosen up!

On Friday, March 9, with snowshoes on your feet, come and walk the Koak d’Odanak trail with a biologist who will teach you how to recognize the tracks left by animals. Back at the Museum, warm up by cooking and enjoying a delicious bannock, then create a beautifully coloured stained glass window to take home. This family activity is offered at a cost of $10 ($8 for members of the Société historique d’Odanak).

Mategwas and sugar!

On Saturday, April 7, let yourself be told how the Abenaki discovered maple syrup by storyteller Christine Sioui Wawanoloath and meet Mategwas, the hare. Help him find the Easter eggs he hid all over the Museum! This activity, adapted for children aged 2 to 8, is offered at a cost of $8 ($5 for members of the Société historique d’Odanak).

Beak and Muzzle at the Museum

On Sunday, April 29, meet real live birds of prey! Learn more about these feathered animals thanks to the animation Chouette à voir! of the Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de pluie (UQROP). Then talk to Antoine Martineau-Rousseau, a professional wildlife technician, biologist and trapper, who will share his passion for Quebec fur animals with you. This activity costs $10 ($8 for members of the Société historique d’Odanak).

The Museum in “KNOW-HOW TRANSMISSION “mode

Wampum: a string of white shells

On Saturday, March 24, with a qualified multidisciplinary artist, discover the complex importance of wampums and their meaning. Then make your own beaded bracelet. An enriching workshop for people aged 16 and over who have a creative fibre or simply an interest in these fabulous tubular beads. This activity is offered at a cost of $15 ($10 for members of the Société historique d’Odanak).

The Museum in “FIRST NATIONS FLAVOUR “mode

Nd’adbokwa: I cook

On May 20, work together as a team and enjoy First Nations inspired dishes from starter to dessert, then gather with members of Femmes Autochtones du Québec to participate in a discussion circle. This activity, adapted for people aged 14 and over, is offered at a cost of $15 ($10 for members of the Société historique d’Odanak).

Poetry evening

On Thursday evening, June 7, enjoy the view of the St. Francis River and attend an evening of Aboriginal poetry. Music and aperitifs will accompany you on this outdoor evening where you will be immersed in the world of First Nations poets. This activity is offered at a cost of $20 ($15 for members of the Société historique d’Odanak).

The Museum in “OPEN DOORS “mode

On Saturday, June 16, take advantage of our open house to discover the Museum, its exhibitions and its multimedia show “La Création du monde”. Come and meet Abenaki artists and craftspeople and taste traditional dishes. This activity is open and free for all.

For all activities (except the open house activity), you must reserve your place as they are limited. If you wish to register for one or more activities, you are invited to contact the Musée des Abénakis reception at 450 568-2600 or by e-mail at groupes@museeabenakis.ca.

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Source :

Vicky Desfossés-Bégin

Agente médiation et communications

Musée des Abénakis

450 568-2600

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