The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull has opened a new exhibit of historical and present-day photos of First Nations people from across North America.
The photos are taken by six Native photographers and archaeologists working for the former Geological Survey of Canada (precursor to the museum of civilization).
The archaeologists’ photos were taken in the early part of this century, and recorded the Native way of life and history.
“The images in this exhibition truly dazzle,” said Joe Geurts, acting head of the museum of civilization, in a statement. He praised the curator of the “rich collection” for discovering “a new way of looking at the photographic record.”
The exhibit, entitled Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspectives, will go on until January 2, 2001. Info: 1-800-555-5621 or (819) 776-7000.