Mermaid Ribbon Dress

Mermaid Ribbon Dress

Alyssia Sutherland

2022

Peguis First Nation

On loan from Alyssia Sutherland, Designer and Owner of Ally’s Ribbons

This ribbon dress, part of Ally’s Ribbons’ fall collection “Always & Forever,” was showcased in Gotham Hall at New York Fashion Week in September 2023.

“MMIWG”

“MMIWG”

Kim McPherson and Gerri-Lee Pangman, J.D.M. Indigenous Designs

2023

Peguis First Nation

On loan from J.D.M Indigenous Designs

The MMIWG stained glass is a symbol to promote awareness and shed light on the tragic and critical issue of MMIWG and gender-based violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people. It also honours the sacred lives of those Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people who are missing or have been murdered. This original piece was created to honour the beautiful spirit and memory of creators Gerri-Lee and Kim’s sister, Jennifer Dawn McPherson, and aunt, Jennifer Johnston.

“Turtle Dreams”

“Turtle Dreams”

Kim McPherson and Gerri-Lee Pangman, J.D.M. Indigenous Designs

2023

Peguis First Nation

On loan from J.D.M Indigenous Designs

The Turtle Dreams stained glass was created and inspired by the teaching of the Anishinaabe creation of life and earth, as taught by our community’s Elders and Knowledge Keepers. The dreamcatcher within Turtle Dreams symbolizes protection from bad dreams or harm. By bringing together the symbols of the turtle and the dreamcatcher, Gerri-Lee and Kim believe it incorporates two beautiful sacred teachings and bestows life, protection, and positive energies to those with this original piece of art.

Medicine Vessel

Medicine Vessel

KC Adams

2021

Peguis First Nation

On loan from KC Adams

Medicine Vessel is infused with family memories and Indigenous knowledge systems. It was created using traditional clay building methods and decorated with beading relief and modern glazes. The shape is reminiscent of ancient pottery from the territory I grew up in and plants that are special to my family. The vessel is made with material from the land and embedded with rocks from a sweat ceremony, making it an animated object with spirit.

Moccasins

Moccasins

Unrecorded maker

Date unknown

Peguis First Nation

H4-0-125

These moccasins were donated to the Manitoba Museum in 1977 by Dr. and Mrs. Stewart. They were previously owned by Marguerite Stevens, whose father was a United Church missionary in Peguis First Nation for many years. They were originally on display at the Ninette Sanitorium in southwestern Manitoba.