Museum of Anthropology

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Students enjoy hands-on exploration of First Nations objects made from cedar, and learn about tools, carving, and weaving techniques using MOA's touchable collection. Emphasis is on the continuing importance of cedar to First Nations peoples today.

The Potlatch program introduces elementary students to the cultural significance of the potlatch to the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations in the past and the present. Through a combination of short films, narratives, and objects students will be exposed to the sights, sounds and ceremony of the Kwakwaka’wakw potlatch and encourage an overall understanding and respect of Kwakwaka’wakw traditions.

The Pole Walk explores a variety of BC First Nations poles, focusing on the way they are made, the crests they display, and their significance to First Nations cultures. A tour of the outdoor Musqueam houseposts and Kwakwaka'wakw and Haida poles is included. Dress for the weather!

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