Quebec City, April 7, 2022 – A new immersive exhibition has been launched at the Musée de la civilisation: Eeyou Istchee, an invitation to experience the territory. Open door to Cree culture.
Article from Journal Le Soleil, by Léa Harvey, published on April 7, 2022 (direct link at the bottom of the page – in French)
Each year, the arrival of spring and the geese signals the beginning of an important moment for many members of the Cree Nation: the Goose Break, a “time of downtime and celebration” during which families gather to hunt, celebrate and celebrate their territory as well as their traditions.
With this new immersive exhibition, the Musée de la civilization invites its public to take part in the traditional Goose Break with a Cree family under a dome seven meters in diameter. Visitors will have the opportunity to see and hear the gathering of the family of Ian Saganash, from the community of Waswanipi.
Several moments were captured in order to give the visitor a real experience. Being camouflaged in a rowboat in the middle of a lake and hunting geese, laughing around a fire, or sharing a piece of bannock at the table: these are the kinds of scenes we witness under the Eeyou dome. Istchee: an invitation to experience the territory. Throughout the 18-minute documentary, we witness the break, on the lake, of callers who will be used to attract Canada geese. The images filmed and projected in 360º also allow visitors to see the first steps ceremony for children born in the year up close. We also observe the actions of the grandmother gookum Maggie who makes the bannock or who prepares the freshly plucked geese.
This cultural, family and intimate experience is also technological, says Jean-François Vachon, director of research and web and interactivity project manager at La Boîte rouge VIF.
The exhibition will be presented at the Musée de la civilization, in Quebec City, until September 5, 2022. For more details on the exhibition, consult the website: www.mcq.org
Find the full article (in French) from Journal Le Soleil by clicking on the following link.