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We Are All Treaty People: Stitch your own needlework Treaty 6 sampler

Ages: 14+/Adults

We are all Treaty people: What does that mean to us as a country, a community and as individuals? A treaty is a relationship between two nations. Treaty 6 covers central Alberta and Saskatchewan and everyone who lives in this area, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, are responsible for maintaining this relationshipOver 7 weeks participants will dive into what Treaty means to them by exploring the museum’s collections and archives, personal stories, and historical and modern events. Explore the history, impact, and legacy of Treaty 6 and make a needlework sampler that is unique to your relationship with land, place, and community.

Samplers have been made for centuries by needleworkers to showcase their skills. The samplers created will deviate from tradition as samplers made during the course will be intentionally stitched by participants to reflect themselves. Each week an aspect of Treaty 6 will be discussed, and participants will use the suggested patterns as a jumping off point to stitch a design in response to the topic. This course is suitable for beginners and no prior skill is needed.

Location: St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and Historic River Lots 23 & 24

Time: 6–7:30pm

Dates: Wednesdays: August 10, 17, 24, 31 September 7, 14, 21

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The Musée Héritage Museum offers specialized programs for Brownies, Girl Guides, Cubs and Scout groups which will complete badge requirements in a fun and unique setting!

Brownies: Aboriginal People in Canada or All about Canada
Girl Guides: Folklore or Provincial Heritage
Beavers: Crafts or Heritage Storytelling
Cubs: Canadian Heritage or Aboriginal Awareness
Scouts: Heritage Badge (Museum or Heritage Site location)

Please contact museum@artsandheritage.ca or 780-459-1528 for booking information and costs.


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Our Explorer Backpacks are a great way to get outdoors with the family! Walk along the Sturgeon River and use the tools and activities in the backpacks to discover and learn from nature.

To book a backpack please contact the museum by email or phone: 780-459-1528 or museum@artsandheritage.ca Backpack rentals are $5.00 for the day and can be picked up at the Musée Heritage Museum located in St. Albert Place at 5 St. Anne Street.


The Musée Héritage Museum offers public programs throughout the year for adults & youth. Including:

Looking for unique local tour opportunities for your group? The Musée Héritage Museum hosts Adult & Senior Group Tours year round. Tours include our feature exhibition and St. Albert History Gallery and tea and biscuits. Our programmer can answer any questions you may have, or better yet we would enjoy listening to memories and stories your group members might want to share. Programs can be designed to meet your group’s needs.

Travel to your facility or meeting place to offer these programs for your organization or club may be an option. Please contact museum@artsandheritage.ca or 780-459-1528 for additional information.

Please note we also have summer season, interpreter led tours, at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and the Founders’ Walk.

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