Indigenous

Miniature Drum

In many Aboriginal societies in Canada, the drum has become a symbol of the living relationship between Aboriginal people and the land. Drums from different geographic areas reflect the diversity of Indigenous cultures.

TiPi (Tee Pee)

Cool in the summer and warmed by the fire in the winter, the tipi is a magical place with an overwhelming connection to the past. Born from the herds of bison of the great plains the tipi truly is the home of the hunter.

Birchbark Canoe

Birchbark canoe making was once a prevalent task for the Indigenous people who used them. Today, it is becoming a lost art as people prefer to purchase factory-built canoes made from wood or aluminum.

Moccasins

Mukluks

Tikinagan

Indigenous people throughout North America indicate that it was common practice to cradleboard newborn children until they were able to walk, although many mothers continued to swaddle their children past their first birthday.

The Rattle

Of the many types of Indian rattles it is probably the turtle shell rattle as well as Native American "gourd rattles" that are the most well know, and the simple rawhide rattle is very common to all tribes in Native American culture.

The Pouch Bag

The pouch is traditional Indigenous means of carrying various items by its owner. In some regions, communities had understood that the vessel could contain supernatural powers, especially if an Elder or shaman of the community had it in their possession.

Junior Pouch Bag

The pouch is traditional Indigenous means of carrying various items by its owner. In some regions, communities had understood that the vessel could contain supernatural powers, especially if an Elder or shaman of the community had it in their possession.