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Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art & Artifacts

Welcome to the Museum of Aboriginal Peoples' Art & Artifacts.

The Aboriginal Artifacts collection containing nearly 2000 Indigenous artworks and artifacts began as a teaching collection. In 1978, the acquired pieces were catalogued as an artifact collection. The museum is housed at the Portage College Corporate Centre, which is situated in the beautiful County of Lac La Biche, Alberta.

Visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy a self-guided tour of Aboriginal art and culture. Guided group tours can also be accommodated with prior arrangements. The exhibits provide an in-depth look at North American Aboriginal Art from First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures and houses the only permanent collection in the world of the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (Daphne Odjig, Alex Janvier, Joseph Sánchez, Norval Morrisseau, Eddy Cobiness, Carl Ray and Jackson Beardy).

For your viewing pleasure, watch and listen to Joseph Sánchez as he introduces the exhibits on show around the museum.

Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday

Museum Contact Information:

Donna Feledichuk, Museum Director
780-623-6693 or email:  The Museum

Joseph Sánchez, Chief Curator

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Native Arts and Culture, Portage College offers an Aboriginal Arts Certificate and a diploma in Artisan Entrepreneurship.  For more information regarding these programs please contact Sandra Merchant at 780-623-5759, toll free at 1-866-623-5551 or via email Program Links: Native Arts and Culture Programs.

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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