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Quebec Discovery Tour: Art and Culture of the First Nations
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  • Visit the Native Museum of Mashteuiatsh and help preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage of the Mashteuiatsh First Nations Reserve..Walk through the Mashteuiatsh Reserve and visit important landmarks like the Kateri Tekakwitha Church and the Uashassihtsh cultural transmission site..View traditional Pekuakamiulnuatsh art and discover the techniques local artists and artisans have mastered.
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Discover Pekuakamiulnuatsh culture within the Mashteuiatsh community while helping preserve and showcase the unique cultural heritage of Quebec's First Nations people.Start your visit at the Native Museum of Mashteuiatsh, where you can explore the rich art, culture, and history of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh, descendants of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. This innovative museum houses over 1,000 authentic Pekuakamiulnuatsh items, from local artwork to handcrafted artisanal masterpieces. Then, stroll through the streets of Mashteuiatsh in search of important historical spots. Visit the beautiful Kateri Tekakwitha Church, baptized in honor of this saint canonized by Pope Benoit XVI, and admire its stained-glass windows. From June to August, visitors will also have the opportunity to walk along the paths of the magnificent Uashassihtsh site of cultural exchange. Situated along the shores of Lac-Saint-Jean, Uashassihtsh, which means “Little Bay” in Ilnu, gives visitors the chance to connect firsthand with the ancient traditions of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh people. Meet local artists and artisans who will introduce you to their age-old fabrication methods and teach you all about this community's traditional daily lifestyle.
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