First Nations Gallery

This gallery offers a dramatic view of the history and traditions of Aboriginal societies that live in Saskatchewan. See First Nations artwork and learn about their relationship with the land over the past 10,000 years.

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  • We Are All Treaty People

    See the living and breathing promises of Treaty 4 from a unique view point -- that of the Indigenous peoples who signed the original document.

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  • The Tipi

    How old is the tipi? We don't know for certain, but some stone circles that once held down the edges of tipis are as old as 6,000 years.

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  • Community

    A community is made up of many different members. For First Nations, Earth as community is made up of many different beings that include rock, plants, animals, and humans. Humans are a part of that community; they are not above it or outside it.

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  • Yearly Circle

    Throughout the year many kinds of berries and other plants could be found in different locations, along with the animals that fed on them. People that followed this cycle of food gathering were participating a "seasonal round" of nomadic camping across different landscapes.

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  • Trades, Treaties and Today

    The treaties signed in Saskatchewan during the late 1800s and early 1900s were a response by both the First Nations and the federal government to significant changes taking place in western Canada.

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RELATED PUBLICATIONS

  • The RSM's Policy for the Care and Repatriation of the Sacred Objects

    The RSM and Aboriginal peoples recognize that there are traditional and sacred connections between Aboriginal peoples and sacred objects of Aboriginal origin and that the sacred objects are extremely important to the cultures, values and traditions of Aboriginal peoples today. Pursuant to The Royal Saskatchewan Museum Act, this policy is to address the concerns of Aboriginal peoples about the access to and the care, use and repatriation of sacred and culturally sensitive objects originating with their cultures and contained in the Ethnology Reserve Collection of the RSM.

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