Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection

I've been looking through a set of very interesting images in the Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection. This is a database of more than 700 portraits and illustrations that provides a some insight into the history of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada. You can browse the images here. I think there are some great images for anyone looking to incorporate Mi'kmaq traditional designs into their artwork.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

NFB - Mi'kmaq Family (Migmaoei Otjiosog)

Watch this on the NFB site - very well done.

"This documentary takes you on a reflective journey into the extended family of Nova Scotia’s Mi'kmaq community. Revisiting her own roots, Mi'kmaq filmmaker and mother Catherine Anne Martin explores how the community is recovering its First Nations values, particularly through the teachings of elders and a collective approach to children-rearing. Mi'kmaq Family is an inspiring resource for both First Nations and non-Native audiences looking for ways to strengthen their own families and traditions."