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The Spirit Sings

The Spirit Sings Art Button Museum
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THE SPIRIT SINGS LE SOUFFLE DE L'ESPRIT
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Red text and an illustration of a red person with a colorful outer ring circling it and purple, pink and green rays coming out of the top on a white background

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FABRIQUE au CANADA LES MACARONS HASBEC OTTAWA (613) 238-2223

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The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada’s First Peoples was an exhibit held at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta as part of the Arts Festival of the 1988 Winter Olympics. The exhibit featured over 650 pieces of First Nations art and artifacts.The Spirit Sings faced controversy as the Lubicon Lake Cree called for a boycott of the exhibit in an attempt to draw attention to their unresolved land claim. The protest centred on the fact that the exhibit was sponsored in part by Shell Canada.

The logo seen on this button was derived from an image on an Ojibwa drum on display in the exhibit. The drum was on loan from the civic museum in Bergamo, Italy. 

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AR0217
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