A variety of exhibit areas showcase the culture and history of the Champagne and Aishihik people. During the summer months, guided tours of our outdoor and indoor exhibit areas are offered. Inside Da Kų, you will find panels on each of our historic villages and contemporary communities. The most popular of our indoor exhibits is the floor map.
Celebrating Our Artists, our new exhibit for Summer 2016, opens officially on June 21. It features art from six of our CAFN artists; Frances Oles, Fred Stick Sr., Fred Stick Jr., Brenda Asp, Ron Chambers and Arthur Joe. From oil on canvas to painted drums, from carvings to fashion design as well as photography, we are very proud to showcase some of our great talent.
Treasures, our exhibit from last year, opened summer 2015 in our feature exhibit space. Treasures showcases the family heirlooms of the Champagne and Aishihik people, those important items that connect us to our ancestors and their way of life.
The Gúyàt (beads) exhibit was our first exhibit. Gúyàt showcased the exquisite beauty and detail of the Champagne and Aishihik beadwork tradition. The exhibit featured a range of handmade items decorated with beads: slippers (moccasins), mukluks, puberty hood, coats, vests, gun scabbards, gloves, purses as well as smaller items.