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The Women of the Nistawoyou virtual exhibit explores the life stories of ten exceptional matriarchs who maintained the livelihoods of their communities by preserving and teaching Indigenous traditions in the Wood Buffalo region. Please browse the gallery below for all the images and videos related to the exhibition. Click on an item to see an enlarged image with a description.
A magazine article with color photo of a woman in front of a blockade, title reads: They called her Chief.
Newspaper clipping from Fort McMurray Today on January 14, 1983, with the headline McKay Indians set up blockade written.
An elderly Gail Gallupe holding a certificate inside a frame, smiling looking forward with people in the background inside a hall.
A coloured picture of a group of people, two women sitting down while the rest are standing behind them mostly everyone is smiling looking forward.
Elder Elsie Yanik on stage at the Olympic Torch Relay as a torch bearer, wearing an authentic Olympic tracksuit with red mittens with Canadian maple leaves on them, holding a white torch. Two mounted police stand behind her in red uniforms.
A coloured portrait of an elderly Mary-Rose Pudre.
A group of people sitting down and holding candles facing toward the front.
A young woman holding a feather and a young man and eldery woman holding up certificates framed in glass facing forward, a Christmas tree is on display in the background.
An elderly man standing beside a younger woman, the man is holding a certificate and a feather, the young woman holding a box and a bouquet of flowers.
An elderly Lina Gallup stands smiling holding a large glass-framed certificate.
Black and white photo of a large group of people standing in front of a teepee looking straight ahead some are sitting down with young children while some are standing.
Logo of the Elsie Yanik Catholic School, it reads Where kindness is contagious. In the middle a cross with Elsie’s feature, a metis cloth draped on the cross, a heart and an apple on each side of the cross.
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