Calling Former Students, Teachers and Employees
We are looking for former students, faculty or employees of Manitou College to participate in interviews. These interviews are part of the research project Artistic Culture at Manitou College. They aim to understand in what ways the College’s artistic culture played a constructive role in the field of art and in society in general. The interviews will also capture the importance of the values promoted by the College, and understand and document its heritage.
This project is being led in collaboration with Ms. Camille Callison, Tsesk iye (Crow) Clan, Tahltan Nation (University of Manitoba), and has received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). It meets the rules, values and principles prescribed by “Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada”, the Copyright Act, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
If you would like to participate in an interview, please contact Edith-Anne Pageot by phone, email, or via the Facebook page. Interviews are individual and confidential. They last 60 minutes. We offer each participant a financial compensation of $75 for the time invested in the interview.
Your participation in this project will fill a documentary gap surrounding Manitou College’s innovative and bilingual project. The results can be integrated into museum and school education programs. Your contribution may lead to a better understanding of the cultural and societal issues that affect reconciliation projects, Aboriginal cultural realities, education and recognition of Aboriginal creators in Canada.
Qli Wni, Meegwetch, Mikwetc, Tshinashkumitin, Qujannamiik, Welaliog, Nia : wen, Chiniskomiitin, Tiawenhk, Thank you!
© Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath
” The college buildings had a military style architecture and the landscape had nothing to generate any lasting or endearing memories. Nonetheless, there was a small island in the middle of a small lake. This is the happy memory that I wanted to convey in my own way … nature with mountains in the distance. Then I imagined a Manitoo because the immaterial culture of the college was based on the Spirit represented by hope and pride.”
– Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath