Today I'm finishing off my series from Canada Day and this visit to the Canadian Museum of History. The concluding area looks at various themes of the country's history, both at home and abroad. This includes the First Nations. This powwow regalia on display comes from Amanda Laroque, a Mi'kmaq performer of powwow dance.
First Nations artists have come into their own while reflecting their cultural influences, such as soapstone carving or the finer details of an orca sculpture.
This lithograph is titled Nunavut (Our Land), and was commissioned to commemorate the signing of the 1993 land claim agreement that would lead to the reorganization of the Northwest Territories and the establishment of the Nunavut Territory. It was done by Kneojuak Ashevak.
The Acadian community in Canada is a distinct French speaking culture, mostly based out of New Brunswick, where they make up a third of the population. This is an Acadian flag.
This is a robe for the International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia. Louise Arbour was a Canadian judge who was designated the chief prosecutor in the late 1990s for war crimes investigations in the former Yugoslavia. She later served as UN High Commissioner For Human Rights from 2004-2008.
I took my leave, photographing over the roof of St. Onuphrius as I went.
I finish with this shot taken of the Museum from the Alexandra Bridge as I crossed over the Ottawa River.