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This is Our Story


Reference exhibition - Musée de la civilisation

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Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

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Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

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Admission Fees

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Adults (31+)$22
18 to 30 $15
12 to $7
11 and under$0
Families$45

MembersFree

view rates

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Adults (31+)$22
18 to 30 $15
12 to $7
11 and under$0
Families$45

MembersFree

This is Our Story

First Nations and Inuit* in the 21st Century

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Québec's Aboriginal population is approaching 90,000. These are the men and women of This Is Our Story, re-examining their past, sharing their present, and dreaming their future.

The story I want to tell you is to fill in the blanks—it's not all just white space. The story takes place on the land and sea, and inside people. There's a point to it of course, a very simple point; it's not an idealistic story. The point is to arrive at the point of looking at who we are and accepting where we come from.

The Great Tale, Naomi Fontaine, from the exhibition

This production came out of a close collaboration with the eleven Aboriginal nations living in Québec:

  • Anishinabeg* (Algonquin)
  • Atikamekw Nehirowisiwok
  • Eeyou (Cree)
  • Huron-Wendat
  • Innu
  • Inuit
  • Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk)
  • Mi'gmaq
  • Naskapi
  • Waban-Aki (Abenaki)
  • Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet)

To create This Is Our Story, Musée de la civilisation and La Boîte Rouge vif, an organization that specializes in the promotion of Aboriginal cultures, visited First Nations and Inuit communities and homes. Eighteen communities, often hundreds of kilometers away from each other, took part, and some 800 people spoke out.

This Is Our Story is in five parts :

  • "Who We Are Today: The Reserve, Our Communities"

A plunge to start off into the reality of our communities today: each with its own specific way of life and heritage.

  • "Our Roots"

An Exploration of the North American odyssey that began 12,500 years ago. The dramatic differences between Aboriginal cultures also emerges in strong relief.

  • "A Time of Turmoil"

A journey through the clash of civilizations: 400 years of colonialism, change, and resistance.

  • "Decolonization: Healing"

A look at claims, political and cultural negotiations, and the struggle for recognition and power transfers to re-establish historical relationships.

  • "What Are Our Dreams for the Future?

Communities' deepest hopes and fears.

 

This Is Our Story draws on a rich collection including contemporary Aboriginal art—more than 450 objects are on display to introduce today's Aboriginal cultures and how they view the world. What does it mean to be Aboriginal in the 21st century?

*Musées de la civilisation uses the Aboriginal nations own names for themselves out of respect for their languages and point of view.

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