A pounding stone is used to prepare soft meat that can be consumed by elders. It is soft, so they can eat it. To make pounded meat for an elder is a respectful and caring thing to do. Pounded meat is also used by hunters as a light food to carry with them. It can also be used to break up bones to make bone grease. This tool was used by Madelaine Pea’a (aka Madelaine Judas, senior) in Wekweeti in the 1960s.
A ‘Victor Orthophonic Victrola’ record player in a floor cabinet console. The player handle was cranked by hand to play a record. Owner Henry Lafferty was a long-time employee and interpreter for the Hudson’s Bay Company and Northern Traders in Behchoko (Fort Rae). He worked for the HBC for 45 years and had access to items sold at stores or available through catalogues. It came with vinyl records that include tuns by Benson All Star Orchestra, Hal Kemp and his Orchestra, and Joe Green’s Novelty Marimba Band.
A pair of snowshoes made by Bruno Moosenose and Catherine Moosenose. Bruno constructed the frames, and Catherine did the babiche webbing and moose hide ties. The snowshoes were collected by anthropologist June Helm in 1959.
A handmade toy wooden boat carved from a piece of lumber, with small kicker engine fashioned from a metal container. Sam Otto bought four toy boats like this from children in 1955 while prospecting near Lac La Martre.
The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is happy to note that Phase 1 of the Emerging Wisely plan includes being able to open museums and galleries. The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is currently developing a plan for reopening that will ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons, and will not be opening until this plan is in place and approved by the Office of the Chief Health Officer. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Le ministère de l’Éducation, de la Culture et de la Formation est heureux de constater que la phase 1 du plan Une reprise avisée prévoit la possibilité d’ouvrir les musées et les galeries. Le Centre du patrimoine septentrional Prince-de-Galles travaille actuellement sur un plan de réouverture qui garantira la sécurité du personnel et des visiteurs. Une fois approuvé par l’administratrice en chef de la santé publique des TNO, ce plan entrera en vigueur et le musée ouvrira ses portes. Nous vous tiendrons au courant de l’évolution de notre démarche.