The Blackfoot Language Revival

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum In 1957, Sheldon First Rider, a member of the Kainai Nation, was taken from the home he shared with his grandmother and sent to St. Paul Residential School near Cardston  – just one of the estimated 150,000 Indigenous children in Canada placed in the residential school system over the course … Continue reading The Blackfoot Language Revival

Making The Art of Resilience

We can thank renowned Kainai artist Faye Heavyshield for inadvertently kick-starting the process that led to the making of our current exhibition, The Art of Resilience. A few years ago, Heavyshield approached Glenbow about having a group of children visit the museum’s Indigenous Studies collection area to look at objects related to their heritage and, … Continue reading Making The Art of Resilience