CURRENT:

ILL Winds

Keith Harder
June 3 to July 30, 2021 

Virtual Exhibition Tours: Friday, June 11 at 3 pm and Tuesday, June 22, at 12 pm.  
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Virtual Artist Talk: Thursday,  June 17 at 7:30 pm.
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Online Exhibition
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From June 30 to July 18, The Musée Héritage Museum will be hosting two special exhibitions on the history of Residential Schools, created by the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Please take the time to visit the exhibitions if you are able, or you can learn more through the resources found on our website.

Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

For several centuries, Indigenous children were taken from their homes and communities and placed in institutions called Residential Schools. These schools were run by religious orders in collaboration with the Federal Government and were attended by children as young as four or five years of age.

Separated from their families and prohibited from speaking their native languages and practicing their culture, the vast majority of the over 150,000 children that attended these schools experienced neglect and suffering. The impacts of sexual, mental, and physical abuse, shame, and deprivation endured at Residential Schools continue to affect generations of Survivors, their families, and communities today. Remarkably, in the face of this tremendous adversity, many Survivors and their descendants have retained their language and their culture and continue to work toward healing and Reconciliation. This is likely due to their traditional and cultural beliefs, teachings and way of life prior to attending Residential Schools.

Peter Henderson Bryce: A Man of Conscience

As medical health officer for the Department of Indian Affairs, Bryce had found that large numbers of First Nations children were dying each year due to conditions in Residential Schools and lack of tuberculosis treatment from 1904 to 1921.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission estimates that at least more than 6,000 children died in the schools from preventable disease, abuse, and neglect. There may be more, but it would be impossible to try to estimate how many at this point.

“Whistleblowers” from all walks of life called on Canada to help the children. The Federal Government and many Canadians chose not to listen, or to do the bare minimum, with tragic results. Many would have been saved had the Government listened to Dr. Bryce or if the public had become significantly outraged had they pressed the Government to change the system and to stop the abuses. Unfortunately, the last school only closed in the North in 1997.


St. Albert History Gallery

Opened April 1, 2017 at the Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

The St. Albert History Gallery is a space for diverse stories that touch on our long and complex past and our current place in the world. Each year, we change aspects of the gallery to bring in new narratives and new objects from our collections, and to highlight stories from the community.

It is a space where we can answer questions about important issues like residential schools and immigration, as well as the history of the Mission and City of St. Albert. In our rapidly changing world, it is important to remember that our past can teach us lessons which help us to enjoy and appreciate our community, understand current events and face future challenges.


CURRENT ONLINE EXHIBITIONS AT ARTGALLERYOFSTALBERT.CA:

Visit the gallery website to browse the online exhibitions.

CURRENT ONLINE EXHIBITIONS AT MUSEEHERITAGE.CA:

Visit the museum website to browse the online exhibitions.


UPCOMING MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

Exhibitions

Dates

Legacy of Hope June 29–July 19
Rock’n August July 19–August 31
Our Songs, Our Roots: Music in St. Albert September–December
The Hill Postponed

UPCOMING GALLERY EXHIBITIONS:

Exhibitions    Artist(s)                                        Dates                                       Opening Reception        Exhibition Tour              Artist Talk(s)
ILL Winds

 

Keith Harder

 

June 3–July 30

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

Fire in her Hands

 

Elke Blodgett

 

Postponed

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

Amy Loewan

 

Amy Loewan

 

September 23–November 13

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

Lana Whiskeyjack

 

Lana Whiskeyjack

 

November 20–January 29

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

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Spectator Sports Online

In a world governed by rules and social and societal pressures, life is a stage and we are all performing. A glaring truth that largely goes unaddressed, and which fascinates Edmonton-based artist Kyle Beal. View the online exhibition.