|Cree Culture teacher Ricky Jolly talking about traditional methods of finishing carved goose decoys.|
|The Cree Culture classroom with traditional items on display.|
|Another view of the Cree Culture classroom, with students' projects-in-progress (paddles, snow shovels, axe handles and goose heads) hanging from the ceiling.|
|George Katapatuk demonstrating the use of a hide scraper - an item on display at the CTA office.|
|A taxidermied beaver is a featured creature in the CTA office.|
|Claire, Lisa, Ian Diamond and Jim Chism stand in front of a painted portrait of the late Chief Billy Diamond (photo taken by Ian's brother Philip Diamond)|
|The "John Blackned House" where John Blackned and his wife lived circa. 1908.|
We ended the day with an an evening visit with Rev. Gladys Matoush at St. Peter's Anglican Church, and took a peek at the old, well-worn Bibles used by many generations of the Church's congregation.
We were fortunate to spend our final visit with eminent local artist Tim Whiskeychan, who is also the Cultural Coordinator for Waskaganish. We felt privileged to see Tim's home studio, with his original studies, works in progress and finished pieces. Tim also showed us his collection of Cree traditional items which he uses for inspiration.
|Artist Tim Whiskeychan showing us the works he displays in his home. Aware of and keen on preservation, Tim rotates the locations of his paintings in his house so that they do not receive long-term strong light exposure.|