Historical Society on the Shortlist for Governor General’s Award for Indigenous Mural Project – City of Prince Albert
October 3, 2019
Prince Albert, Sk. – The Prince Albert Historical Society’s “Indigenous Mural Project”, part of the newly developed Indigenous space in the Historical Museum, has made the shortlist for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. Canada’s History announced the 25 projects selected for the shortlist earlier this week on their website.
The Mural Project includes artwork designed by Leah Dorian and Kevin Pee-Ace, painted by the public, Queen Mary School students and Northcote Manor residents. The artwork was suggested by the Metis and First Nations Knowledge Keepers to promote Indigenous arts. The murals are on display along the top of the Connaught Room along with pictures and artifacts that create an important, permanent interpretation of Indigenous history in the Prince Albert area.
“This was an outstanding community engagement project that provides education of our history that is not shared enough,” said Judy MacLeod Campbell, City of Prince Albert Arts and Culture Coordinator. “It speaks to our community’s culture plan and we are pleased to provide a Public Art Partnership Stimulus Grant for the creation of the mural.”
“We are very honoured to be recognized for this project,” said Michelle Taylor, Curator of the Prince Albert Historical Museum. “It has brought the community together to create a greater understanding of our history.”
From the 25 on the shortlist, two will be selected for the Governor General’s History Award, one French and one English.
The Indigenous display at the Historical Museum was recognized earlier this year with the Museums Association of Saskatchewan Award of Merit.
For more information please contact:
Arts and Culture Coordinator
Curator – Historical Museum