Fonds paa-8610 - Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Society fonds

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Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Society fonds

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PAA paa-8610

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17.00 m of textual records and other material

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The Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Society organized in 1975. The society offered individual membership to Alberta residents 16 years of age and older, and those who held Indian status according to the Indian Act of 1962. A board of directors consisting of one representative from each of the Kainai/Piikani District, the Siksika/Nakoda/ Tsuu T’ina District, Edmonton/Maskwacis District, the Saddle Lake/Athabasca District, the Lesser Slave Lake District, and the Fort Vermillion District governed the society. The society also maintained an executive committee consisting of a president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer. The society sought to encourage, distribute, promote, authenticate, and develop Indigenous peoples arts and crafts programs in Alberta. The President of the society represented the society in the National Indian Arts and Crafts Corporation based in Ottawa. In pursuit of their objectives, the society offered trade shows, exhibitions, programs, trainings, and employment opportunities for members and community members from each district. The society dissolved in 1991.

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The fonds consists of the records created, used, and maintained by the Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Society including correspondence, memorandum, reports, publications, pamphlets, newsletters, tax assessments, studies, ledgers, minutes, resolutions, accounts, invoices, applications, expense claims, manuals, promotional material, bulletins, news clippings, brochures, photographs, images, and sound recordings. The fonds dates from 1975 to 1991.

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Includes 194 photographs, 26 negatives, and 10 audio cassettes

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In 1992, Lee Willier donated the material on behalf of the Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Society


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  • The material is in English.

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Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the records.<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accession: PR1992.0195<br><br>

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