“Mashkawizikwe - Strong Woman”

“Mashkawizikwe – Strong Woman”

Eagle Woman Prints

2023

Poplar River First Nation

On loan from Leading Eagle Woman (Jenna Valiquette)

This print honours the strong women in our lives who have shaped us into who we are today. It is embellished with white Woodlands-style florals and cursive Anishinaabemowin writing. Valiquette combines a modern monoline illustration of a woman with traditionally Indigenous elements and language, effectively showcasing the act of “walking in two worlds” which First Nations people across Turtle Island take part in every day.

Gauntlets

Gauntlets

Edna Green

1970s

Poplar River First Nation

H4-2-593

These gauntlets, made by Edna Green of Poplar River First Nation, were donated to the Manitoba Museum in 2020 by Lorna Hiebert, who purchased them in the 1970s.