Liane Sandlemyer reporter of the program. Program is about prejudice and racism between Aboriginal and white people in Southern Alberta. Shows footage of the Cardston Blockade. Evelyn Kellman- Native Friendship Center talks about all humans being equal, Bill Head-LCC Native Club talks about being w…
Liane Sandlemyer reporter of the program. Program is about prejudice and racism between Aboriginal and white people in Southern Alberta. Shows footage of the Cardston Blockade. Evelyn Kellman- Native Friendship Center talks about all humans being equal, Bill Head-LCC Native Club talks about being who you are and not having to change, Pam Heavyhead- Parents Advisory Committee talks about having more communication with each other, Bob Tarleck- Lethbridge Alderman talks about the prejudice between Indiginous people and whites. Leroy Little Bear Professor at the U of L Native American Studies talks about the prejudice, discrimination, and racism in Southern Alberta. Marie Smallface Maruli talks about the divide of Mormons and Bloods. Page Boehmer- LDS Public Relations talks about the church not taking part of the blame for the tension. Lois Frank- Entrepreneur talks about her program designed for natives on social assistance. They have to go through a 10 month course with a variety of specializations which will allow natives to work and succeed. Liz Scout- Blood Police Chief talks about getting their own police force and giving jobs to tribe members. Mike Bruised Head- Native Friendship Society in Lethbridge to share the native culture. Morris Landry- Lethbridge Separate School Curriculum Director talks about the addition of native culture and native members into school curriculum. Joyce Green- UofL Instructor talks about incorporation of Aboriginal culture.
The "Akaitapiiwa / Ancestors" exhibit was organized with the cooperation of the British Museum in London, England and Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, who each possess parts of a collection of Blood artifacts originally acquired by Maude Deane-Freeman and her husband Frederick, who was the issuer of rations on the Blood Reserve from 1884 to 1900. A group of 16 Blood elders provided guidance and advice regarding the creation of the exhibit. Arni Brownstone of the Royal Ontario Museum curated the exhibit and Wilma Wood, former Director of the Galt Museum and Archives, was the project manager.
Twenty-eight private and government sponsors supported the "Akaitapiiwa / Ancestors" exhibit through direct financial assistance or donations in kind. The exhibit ran from 1 May to 15 September 2002.
For more information about the "Akaitapiiwa / Ancestors" exhibit, refer to the book "Akaitapiiwa / Ancestors" in the Archives.
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Television commercial for the Galt Museum and Archives exhibit "Akaitapiiwa / Ancestors".