A few pictures from the Salmon Arm Shuswap Middle school presentations.
I just wanted to express how grateful I am for the knowledge and weaving instruction Todd Giihlgiigaa DeVries provided myself, my wife and some of our friends as well as the many others at his public drop in weaving classes held in Vancouver on Tuesday nights.
For me it has truly been a way for me to connect with my ancestors. I feel my Great Grandmother the master Secwepemc weaver Christine Hardie herself smiling down on me when I am working with the sacred cedar tree bark.
It is a connection to the creator and the earth. It is very grounding and therapeutic. It is truly the tree of life, and learning this first hand has made my presentations so much more authentic and engaging. It is amazing to teach of this wonderful Superstore of a tree and our ancestors ways of creating so many items and products from her.
Haw’aa my friend, I am forever grateful for this amazing gift you shared with me that I now share with students and teachers on the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum Tours.
BC ARTIFACTS MOBILE MUSEUM 2018
Four Direction Eagle Design Logo
The Mobile Museum logo and brand is changing… I would like to respectfully thank Ernie Adams Nlakapamux Artist of the Lytton First Nation for the original Salish Eagle logo design used since 2014.
This is the new 2018 brand/logo and was created by Joe Wilson of the kwakwaka’wakw Nation specifically for the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum.
This eagle design used expresses the unity and common elements shared by the First Nations of the BC North(left), The BC West(bottom) and Kwakwaka’wakw(right) and the Salish(Top).
It also depicts the 4 directions and the central connection we share. Each of the eagles were created in traditional form and are culturally correct to each region, respectfully representing the 4 different indigenous art styles.
The Mobile Museum continues to respectfully share many coastal and interior BC First Nations art, tool technologies, culture and territory information from these areas as well as BC pioneer, gold rush and fur trade history in the presentations. This is why this is such a wonderful design and logo for the BCAMM.
I sincerely thank Joe R Wilson Namgis Artist of the kwakwaka’wakw Nation for his idea, concept and the creation of this image as well as the time he volunteered creating it.
The Mobile Museum is excited to add two of these three Lower Columbia River Chinook/Salish First Nation style replica knives created by Steve Alley 2018 to the mobile Museum educational displays and tours.
The middle one with the maple handle is probably the most accurate example with classic Tsagiglalal, “She Who Watches” motif carving still looks out across the Columbia River from the basalt cliff where she was painted by Chinookan People somewhere between the years 1700 and 1840. The other two knives have yew wood handles and traditional agate blades.
Chinookan peoples include several groups of indigenous First Nations people of the Pacific Northwest in the United States who speak the Chinookan languages. In the early 19th century, the Chinookan-speaking peoples resided along the Lower and Middle Columbia River from the river’s gorge downstream to the river’s mouth, and along adjacent portions of the coasts, from Tillamook Bay of present-day Oregon in the south, north to Willapa Bay in southwest Washington. In 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition encountered the Chinook tribe on the lower Columbia. The name ″Chinook″ came from a Chehalis word Tsinúk for the inhabitants of and a particular village site on Baker Bay.
Big thank you goes to Jonathan Rowan, Tlingit Naalx carver from Klawock, Alaska for this amazing functional Halibut Hook donation to the Mobile Museum!
It will be great to share your halibut hook, fishing culture, and pictures of Thomas with students in BC.
This amazing functional artistic traditional creation depicts a Singing Shamam with Cockle Shell Rattles in a Spirit Canoe made from an Octopus and Frog.
Traditional Tlingit Naalx style, made from Yellow Cedar, Yew Wood, with Moose Leg Bone barb. Bound with Seine Twine and Gangion.
Catching up with an age-old tradition from Haida Gwaii Observer
Study traces change over time of hand-carved Northwest Coast halibut hooks.
The Mobile Museum will be presenting at the 2017 BCSSTA Conference on October 20, 2017 For more info: https://bcsstaconference.ca/index.php…
Sunday, October 1 12:00 – 3:00pm Museum Program Room Join BC History presenter Tony Hardie as he shares his knowledge, engaging personal history, and extensive collection of authentic BC Pioneer, First Nations, Gold Rush, and Fur Trade artifacts. Ask questions, view, and touch rare artifacts (and expertly crafted replicas)… while learning more about the history of this province and its people. mobilemuseum.ca
See You There!
Hello to all BC Schools, Principals, Teachers, PACs, and Students,
Back to school for BC students and teaching staff is just around the corner with the 2017 -18 school year about to commence in just a couple of weeks.
I would like to start out this post with a massive thank you to all the Schools, Principals, PACs as well as everyone else that supported and helped to promote the new BC History Mobile Museum in 2016-17.
What an amazing year it was presenting to students and staff in over 50 different schools from Bowen Island to Lytton.
I am looking forward to presenting this year with tours planed throughout the lower mainland and other BC communities.
There are many dates still available for the upcoming school year.
Please book your school presentation date(s) early to ensure your preferred month and time.
Contact me directly or visit the Mobilemuseum.ca website for more information, pricing and booking availability.
Tony Hardie/BC History Presenter
“Honoured to be working on the Traditional Territory of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Musqueam, Nlaka’pamux, Qayqayt, Squamish, Semiahmoo, Stó:lō, Tsawwassen, & Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations”
Shannon Oaks Independent Living Seniors Home was celebrating Canada 150 with the BC Artifacts Mobile Museum. The BC history presentation and the museum displays were very well received by the residents and staff at Shannon Oaks in Vancouver this month.
The Power Point Presentation
Answering questions and listening to stories