Historic hieroglyphs ‘Window into the Previous’ at Norway home Cree Nation nonetheless used as educating device


A northern Manitoba instructor says she and the scholars she works with proceed to study from historical knowledge and teachings introduced in a collection of rock work in Norway Home Cree Nation, Man.

Charles Atavacappo, a land-based schooling coordinator within the Frontier Faculty Division, recurrently visits the traditional web site on Pamusk Creek for college journeys.

Atavakappo has been studying from the rock work for a few years, he stated.

He stated that the hieroglyphs predicted what would occur within the First Nations’ territory.

For the youngsters he works with, the land-based actions are extra thrilling than the school rooms.

“I do not actually have a tough time discovering college students for these journeys.”

Perry Blomquist, a Cree archaeologist with Manitoba’s Historic Assets Department, stated rock artwork within the Canadian Protect is normally discovered close to water, the place rock faces the sky and water meets the underground.

“That is why you see rock artwork the place it is at, as a result of they’re attempting to speak instantly [spirits]he informed the CBC.

There are 13 separate panels of pictographs on the Pamuksk Creek web site that include greater than 130 components, he stated.

“It is an incredible focus of rock artwork.”

Charles Atavacappo, a land-based schooling coordinator within the Frontier Faculty Division, recurrently visits the traditional web site on Pamusk Creek for college journeys. (Tyson Kosik/CBC)

‘Must know your roots’

They stated that the photographs had been created to honor particular ceremonies, puberty rites, and searching and sight-seeking. Some had been merely highway maps and methods for folks to share their imaginative and prescient.

“I believe they’re essential now, as a result of they depict a lifestyle as seen by the individuals who made them,” he stated. “It simply exhibits an image of the previous that you do not get to see wherever else.”

Edward Albert, a member of the Norway Home Cree Nation, stated not many individuals in his group have been capable of go to the positioning. He turned emotional when he noticed the work and stated they had been essential hyperlinks to his ancestors.

“We have to know our historical past, we have to know our roots. … It was virtually misplaced.”



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