Artistic diversity of Northern women
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Printing their way to Scotland

Adam Johnson
Northern News Services
Monday, April 23, 2007

Both Harrison and Renwick were on hand at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife Sunday to present another arm of their project in the North: Culture-Baseline-Home.

The printmaking exhibit stemmed from Renwick’s architectural studies in Gameti, combining heavily layered architectural drawings with traditional imagery to create striking results.

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We Live Securely by the Land
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The Dene in Edinburgh

by Clare-Estelle Daitch and Thomas D. Andrews
Ornamentum, April 2007

When visiting the National Museums Scotland in 2000, Rosa Mantla, a Tłı̨chǫ teacher and education administrator, was surprised to find objects from her people dating back more than a century, some of which, like spruce root baskets, she had never seen before. Part of the National Museums Scotland Athapaskan collection, the Dene objects were collected in the 1850s and 60s. Since 2000, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC), the National Museums Scotland (NMS), the Visual Research Centre at the University of Dundee and the Tłı̨chǫ Government have collaborated on creating a travelling exhibit of selected items from the NMS Athapaskan collection. The exhibit, Dè T’a Hoti Ts’eeda / We Live Securely by the Land recently opened at the PWNHC in Yellowknife, NWT and presents 40 objects chosen by Tłı̨chǫ elders.

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