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This article was published 25/03/2017 (2188 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The Manitoba Museum recently delivered a dozen educational kits to two northern indigenous communities — Garden Hill First Nation and Norway House Cree Nation.
The kits are part of a project called Spirit Lines, which is designed to reconnect students to their local oral history and artifacts.
The artifacts are from the museum’s collection, but originated from the two communities. They include embroidered mitts, watch pouches and rock sculptures.
Language retention is a key focus of project, which involved consultation with elders, native language specialists, artists, educators and other experts.
Spirit Lines published five books — three photo, two text — and recorded 20 oral histories and legends. The resources developed for Norway House have been translated into Swampy Cree and those for Garden Hill into Anihshininiimowin (Oji-Cree).