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To Honour and Respect: Gifts from the Michi Saagiig Women to the Prince of Wales, 1860

April 16, 2023 - November 19, 2023 EDT

an image of logos. peterborough museum & archives, Hiawatha First Nation, Government of Canada, and Mississauga Nation

Peterborough Museum & Archives

The Royal Collection Trust

Peterborough Museum and Archives

300 Hunter Street East
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5 Canada

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In April 2023, quilled birch bark makaks made by women of Rice Lake Village (now Hiawatha First
Nation) will arrive at the Peterborough Museum & Archives (PMA) for an extended loan visit from the
Royal Collection Trust in England, where they have been cared for since they were given to the young
Prince of Wales in 1860. The makaks will be exhibited and will be the focus of activities: workshops on
quillwork, Michi Saagiig Anishnaabemowin, special tours of the exhibit, and some visits in which
participants will be able to gently touch them.

Dr Lori Beavis (Hiawatha) and Dr Laura Peers curate the To Honour and Respect project, with a Planning
Circle including Gimaakwe Laurie Carr (Hiawatha), Kim Muskratt (Hiawatha), Veronica King-Jamieson
(Mississaugas of the Credit) and others. The project is funded by the Museum Assistance Program
(Department of Canadian Heritage), Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and Hiawatha
First Nation, with in-kind contributions by the City of Peterborough and the Peterborough Museum &
Archives, whose staff will care for the makaks during their visit. The Royal Collection Trust is lending the makaks.