This is the powwow dress regalia designed and made by Amanda Laroque, a Mi'kmaq dancer from Quebec.
The Oka Crisis erupted in 1990. Mohawk protestors, frustrated by plans to expand a golf course onto disputed lands, launched a protest that turned into a 78 day standoff with the provincial police and the army.
This painting, Life On The 18th Hole, is by David Neel, and dates back to that year.
The next thematic area concerns itself with Quebec and the Francophone community. One of the display cases includes a sweater and hockey stick belonging to Maurice "Rocket" Richard, a legend of the Montreal Canadiens team and an icon for Quebec.
A dark chapter of Quebec history is examined here with panels and artifacts. The Front de Liberation du Quebec was a terrorist group founded in the early 1960s that conducted a series of attacks in the province that would lead to the October Crisis of 1970.
The October Crisis saw the kidnapping of the provincial Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte and a British diplomat, James Cross, by the FLQ. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act as a response. Laporte was murdered by his kidnappers, while Cross was released.