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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Treaty No. 6 Medal Returns to Red Pheasant Cree Nation after 134 Years

Red Pheasant Cree Nation, SK (June 28, 2019): The Treaty No. 6 Medal that was first presented to Chief Red Pheasant (Pihew Ka-mihkosit) on August 28,1876 at Fort Carlton is returning home to the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in an official Repatriation Ceremony on July 4, 2019. The Ceremony will be held at the George Benson Memorial Pow Wow Grounds at 11 am as part of the inaugural Chief Red Pheasant…

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Manitoba Museum Marks 2019 with Completion of Nonsuch Gallery Renewal

Image: © Manitoba Museum / Ian McCausland (Winnipeg, MB: June 21, 2019)  At its Annual General Meeting last night, the Manitoba Museum announced that 2018-2019 marked its 27th consecutive balanced budget in a year that saw a much celebrated reopening of the Nonsuch Gallery after a six-month closure for renewal. The Museum maintained its financial health while also marking the Planetarium’s 50th lap around the sun, hosted a hockey exhibition from the…

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Manitoba Museum Opens New Exhibit Hiding in Plain Sight

(Winnipeg, MB: June 20, 2019)  Explore some of the rich history of the Métis Nation by visiting Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada. This multi-panel mini exhibition is on display at the Manitoba Museum Grasslands Gallery from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, October 27, 2019. The exhibition was developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Metis Federation and…

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A crash course in pollinator identification

Now that the weather is nice and warm, you’re probably seeing pollinators flying about. The main insect pollinators in Manitoba in order of decreasing abundance are: bees, flies, butterflies, moths, wasps and beetles. If you’d like to tell them apart, there are a few key features you need to look for. First off, count the number of wings. Are there four or just two? What is the texture like: membranous,…

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