“Dakota Rider”

“Dakota Rider”

Linus Woods

2023

Long Plain First Nation

On loan from Dennis Meeches

Linus Woods is a Dakota/Ojibway artist from the Long Plain First Nation, where he was born in 1967. He is largely self-taught but has taken art and Native Studies courses at Brandon University and studied with other artists. 

Woods sees his paintings as expressions and extensions of his spiritual journey. His work is based on the oral traditions, dreams, stories, and legends of his ancestors, which he approaches with his own humour. He is also profoundly influenced by nature and his surroundings on the Long Plain First Nation. Woods brings his images to life using mixed media, mainly acrylics and oils, in layered compositions. As such, his works evoke memories of the past while reflecting current political and cultural First Nations issues.

Moccasins

Moccasins

Irene Smoke

1970s

Long Plain First Nation

H4-1-839

These moccasins, made by Irene Smoke of Long Plain First Nation, were donated to the Manitoba Museum in 2004 by Jenny Meyer and Jennine Krauchi, on behalf of their husband/father Anthony Meyer’s estate.

“Onji’aawasowinan: Traditional Anishinaabe Teachings”

“Onji’aawasowinan: Traditional Anishinaabe Teachings”

Carol Beaulieu (editor), Sarah Brazauskas (illustrator)

2022

Long Plain First Nation, Pinaymootang First Nation, Swan Lake First Nation

The Manitoba Museum

This colouring book contains the Anishinaabe Onjiaawasowinan or ‘do’s and don’ts’, and teachings gathered during a language conference by Anishinaabe participants from various regions of the continent. They found that despite regional distinctions and dialects, they all shared common teachings and ‘do’s and don’ts’ learned from childhood, such as refraining from whistling at night or pointing at others.