We the Cree of northern Quebec identify ourselves as the Eeyou of Eeyou Istchee—“People of the Land.” As we walk across our land, we celebrate the teachings, values, and rich cultural history passed down from our Ancestors. This exhibition explains the importance of walking through our eyes. Walk with us as we share our stories, art, and traditional technologies.
une marche à travers les générations
ᑳᓰᓂᑲᔓᐃᐦᑯ ᒋᔮᓅ ᐊᔩᔪᐧᐃᒃ ᐧᐃᓂᐸᑯ ᑭᔭ ᓄᒋᒥᔨᔪᒡ -ᐄᔫᒡ ᐋᐧᐄᑕᒋᐧᐃᒡ ᐋᔅᒋᒡ᙮ ᐹᐧᐹᒧᑕᔨᑯ ᐋᐦᔓᔅᑭᒦᑯ ᔅᑎᐦᔅᒋᓅ, ᔅᑎᒋᑲᔭᒥᑕᓇᓄ ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒪᒐᐧᐃᓐ, ᐃᔪᔨᑎᐧᐃᓐ, ᑭᔭ ᐊᓂᔅᒑ ᑲᐦᐃᔑᐱᒪᑎᓯᔨᒃ᙮ ᐅᐋᐃᔑᐧᐋᐱᑎᐧᐊᓄᒡ ᐊᐧᒋᑲᔭᐱᑕᑭᓄᒡ ᑕᓐ ᐊᔨᔅᐱᑎᒪᐧᐃᒡ ᐋᐳᒧᑕᓄᒡ᙮ ᐸᒋᐧᐃᒐᐧᐃᓇᓐ ᐊᐧᐄᑎᒪᑕᒡ ᓃᑎᐸᒋᒧᓇᓐ, ᐃᑎᑕᐅᓯᐦᐃᑳᓐ ᑭᔭ ᐧᐋᔅᑭᒡ ᑲᐃᓯᐋᔭᐲᐦᒋᑖᑦ ᐃᔫᐤ ᐋ ᐄ ᐲᒪᑎᓰᔨᑦ ᐅᑦ ᐋᔅᒋᔨᒡ᙮
“ᓃᓇᑯ ᐄᑕᔅᑎᓐ ᐋᔫᐦᑎᒡ… ᓇᒥᓯᐧᐋ ᒑᐧᑳᓇ ᐋᐧᐄᐧᐋᓯᐸᔨᑎᒪᐦᐃᐧᐋᒡ ᐲᒪᒋᐦᐃᐧᐋᐊ᙮ ᒑᐱᐧᐹᒧᑕᔨᓐ ᑭᔭ ᒐᐲᓯᒌᑕᒥᓇ ᐋᔫᐦᑎᒡ, ᒐᓂᑲᓃᑎᐧᐊᔨᑕᒥᓐ ᐱᒪᑎᓯᐧᐃᓐ ᐋᔅᐱᔨᒡ”, ᓴᒪ ᐱᓚᑭᓂᑕ ᑲᒥᓯᓇ᙮
“The wind blows in all directions… Not everything that’s in the mind is healthy. Go for a walk and let nature do its work. Listen to the wind.”
Sam Blacksmith, The Nation (10/5/1996).
ᐋᒃ ᑎᐸᒋᒧᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓈᒡ (ᐊᓯᐧᒫᑯ ᐱᓯᒻ 10, 1996)᙮
This exhibit follows the evolution of travelling through our eyes, allowing visitors to experience our stories, arts and traditional technologies, sharing in our culture. Beginning with childhood Rites of Passage, we share the importance of walking and making our first footprints on Mother Earth. In walking for ceremony and journeys, we respect the many teachings of our Elders that are passed from generation to generation. An expression of Miyupimaatisiiun (living life well), this exhibition encourages healthy living and inter-connectedness with the land that sustains us all.Themes