SᐃCRED Boots

SᐃCRED Boots

Waawaate Arts & Design

2023

Pine Creek First Nation

On loan from Waawaate Arts & Design

SᐃCRED BOOTS! Designed to enjoy our Sacred walk of life!

“Meennunyakaa: Blueberry Patch”

“Meennunyakaa: Blueberry Patch”

Jennifer Leason

2019

Pine Creek First Nation

On loan from Jennifer Leason

In Duck Bay, Manitoba, in the 1940s, an Elder shares his experience of packing up to go out to collect blueberries, a traditional gathering that took place every summer. He describes the journey and landscape with humour and such vivid imagery that readers will see themselves there with him, boarding the trail of wagons from surrounding communities and heading east toward the blueberry patch. The Elder’s stories offer a journey back in time and are complemented by images of fields of plump blueberries, tall green grass, bannock baking over an open fire, clear freshwater streams, and the tents the people slept in.

Written in English and Anishinaabemowin.

“Life is Beautiful”

“Life is Beautiful”

Jennifer Leason

2018

Pine Creek First Nation

On loan from Jennifer Leason

“Life is Beautiful” represents our roots and connection to family, community, and place. The turquoise bottom represents flowing water, and the navy represents Mother Earth. The hummingbirds represent family, and the seven branches represent the seven Anishinaabek teachings (love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth) and our responsibility to the seven generations before and after us.