Artist Credits

Statue of Eaglechild in Quad

Eaglechild, 2012

Stewart Steinhauer of Saddle Lake Cree Nation
Photo by Richard Siemens

The Eaglechild story is a post‑apocalyptic narrative where a sole human survivor, an infant, is rescued, nurtured, and transformed into a part-eagle part-human creature and educated in the cultural teachings of their human ancestors, by non‑human forces. It is an example of oral transmission of cultural knowledge, in the cycle of creation stories from which it comes.


kiskinohawmatok, 2018

ᐊᐢᑭ ᑲᐱᒧᑕᑕᐟ

University of Alberta Museums Art Collection
University of Alberta Museums

Beadwork depicting the artist's interpretation of the University of Alberta crest at centre, encircled with sweetgrass and floral motifs, including wild rose, wild strawberry flowers, and blueberries.

More About the Artist

Beading Red: The Red Paper Through Generations (documentary featuring the artist)

A depiction of hunters travelling across the land embroidered on duffel with felt and thread.

Untitled, 1981

Embroidered duffel; felt and thread

Victoria Mamnguksualuk
Born Garry Lake near Back River area, Nunavut, 1930
Died Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), Nunavut, 2016

University of Alberta Museums Art Collection
University of Alberta Museums
The Clifford E. Lee Collection

A depiction of hunters travelling across the land. This work uses a technique of overlapping stitched fabric called appliqué.

Birch forest

Photo by Fredrik Boberg/Getty Images

A Birch forest.

Throat singer Jenna Broomfield at a performance

Photo by John Ulan, July 2015

Lawyer and Inuit throat singer Jenna Broomfield, a U of A grad, at a performance with Tanya Tagaq at the Interstellar Rodeo in Edmonton.

Roxanne Tootoosis giving a speech during an event.

Photo by John Ulan, January 11, 2017

Roxanne Tootoosis, Masters student in the Faculty of Nursing (Psychotherapy & Spirituality), speaks about the history of Indigenous Round Dance ceremony and the significance of the give away, during Open Conversations: Lessons on the Round Dance & Give Away Ceremony. 

Fountain grass in Autumn.

Photo Getty Images

Fountain grass in Autumn.

Jordan Bennett in his campus studio

Photo by Sean Buchanan, October 31, 2012

The U of A's first Indigenous Artist In Residence, Jordan Bennett in his campus studio on.

Black and white image of an encampment on Rossdale Flats in April 1919.

Provincial Archives of Alberta, B882, April 1919

An encampment on Rossdale Flats.

Students in sitting around a table in Main Quad

Photo by Jordon Hon

Students in Main Quad.

An eagle feather, sweetgrass and Metis sash.

Photo by Arsan Buffin

Ribbon-wrapped eagle feather, sweetgrass, and Métis sash in the Indigenous Gathering Space at Enterprise Square. Eagle feathers are one of the highest honours and symbols of respect in many plains Indigenous cultures. Sweetgrass is a traditional medicine, used in smudging and other ceremonies. The Métis sash is a finger-woven, multipurpose belt that references the historical connection to the voyagers.

Close up of sweetgrass braids in an individual's hands

Photo by John Ulan

Sweetgrass braids.

Close up of hands holding a beaded sash

Photo by Peter Garrard Beck/Getty Images

Teaching traditions to children.

Jade Tootoosis, a Fancy Shawl dancer, mid-dance

Photo by Charlotte MB/Getty Images

Jade Tootoosis, Fancy Shawl dancer and Program Co-ordinator in the Faculty of Native Studies.

Inuit walking and fishing on the ice in Wakeham Bay, Nunavik.

Photo by StphaneLemire/Getty Images

Inuit walking and fishing on the ice in Wakeham Bay, Nunavik.