Indigenous Mural Project Runner-Up for Governor General’s Award – City of Prince Albert
January 20, 2020
Indigenous Mural Project Runner-Up for Governor General’s Award
Prince Albert, Sk. – At the 12th Canada’s History Forum at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday, the Prince Albert Historical Society’s “Indigenous Mural Project”, was named Runner-Up for Excellence in Community Programming for 2019. The 100th Anniversary of the Death of Albert “Ginger” Goodwin from Cumberland Museum and Archives of Vancouver, B.C. was the recipient of the English Award.
The Mural Project, located in the Connaught Room of the Prince Albert Historical Museum, 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.
Michelle Taylor, Curator of the Prince Albert Historical Museum accepted the award on behalf of the Prince Albert Historical Society.
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President, Prince Albert Historical Society