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Kwa'nu'te': Micmac and Maliseet Artists

Kwa'nu'te': Micmac and Maliseet Artists

This film profiles a number of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet artists from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, showing their similarities and differences, samples of their work and the sources of their inspiration. It offers a remarkable look at Indigenous art and spirituality in Atlantic Canada.

  • director
    Catherine Anne Martin
    Kimberlee McTaggart
  • producer
    Kent Nason
  • cinematography
    Kent Nason
  • executive producer
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
    Sami Fareed Ahmed
  • script
    Barry Cowling
  • sound
    Arthur McKay
  • editing
    Kimberlee McTaggart
  • sound editing
    Jane Porter
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • narrator
    Rocky Paul Wiseman
  • music
    Steve Tittle


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Ages 12 to 16

Study Guide - Guide 1

Indigenous Studies - Arts
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

What is the cultural significance of natural materials (sealskin, sweetgrass for baskets, porcupine quills) in Indigenous art? Describe the cultural elements found in the various art forms depicted. Show how an understanding of forms of Indigenous art reflects cultural identity. Identify the main characteristics of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet art. Ask students to suggest natural materials that could be used to create a work of art.

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