The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877, while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 141 years later. The Society invites people of all ages and backgrounds to consider an enlightened, sustainable future for everyone – together.
Mohkinstsis and Gathering Spaces Today
May 27, 2019
Making Treaty 7 and Arts commons are pleased to announce the launch of a new visual arts residency for Indigenous Artists that addresses our common goal of creating space to celebrate and centre Indigenous artistic identity and knowledge through: mentorship and discussion, artistic creation, exhibition, and knowledge sharing with the broader community. We are seeking two (2) Indigenous Artists for this residency. Artist Fee and Material Fees for Exhibition and Residency is provided.
The Napi Project
February 15, 2019 to March 7, 2020
The culmination of a co-operative Artist in Residence program with Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, this project will explore the tradition of Trickster, and stories that examine our morals and the choices we face. The project will be an exploration of what this cultural character evokes and inspires in an artist.
In 2012, the late Michael Green began a conversation with members of the Treaty 7 community. What started initially as a brainstorming session among members of the different nations about how to use theatre to tell stories of Treaty 7 nations evolved into the creation of the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society. Throughout the process, events were captured on film by a team of videographers including Kelli Morning Bull and Neil Fleming. This is the world premiere of the documentary film that captures the creative methodology for the artistic process, which has become the foundation for all MT7 productions. The film captures important footage from both the founders, the late Narcisse Blood and Michael Green, and many other elders and participants. The film is rounded out with footage from the development of MT7’s premiere of the Kaahsinnoniks production in October 2018.
This film has two screenings: March 14 and March 15, 2019 7:00 pm.
Arts Mentorship Program
We are now recruiting Indigenous youth to sign up for our new mentorship program. This is a brand new program that MT7 has developed in partnership with MacEwan University.
Admission requirements form
February 26 and 27 2019. 7:30 PM – Southern Jubilee Auditorium
It is 1870, The Blackfoot men return to their camp from a successful hunt. They are usually greeted, but there is no movement or sound. Most of the women , children and Elders have been slaughtered.
A young girl is one of the survivors.
She is known as Holy Bear Woman.