This activity is an introduction to some of the spiritual and religious aspects of the Huron-Wendat culture. Your guide will introduce you to the Huron-Wendat cosmogony through its creation myth “The Legend of Aatentsic, the woman who fell from the sky”, as well as important concepts of animism, such as the circular conception of the world. You will learn about the changes brought about by Christianity and some important figures, including Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the only indigenous saint in North America.
- Visit of the national longhouse Ekionkiestha’ with an emphasis on myths, tales, rituals, festivals, and ceremonies;
- Visit of the museum’s permanent exhibition;
- An in-depth visit of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette church;
- A souvenir of your visit.
Subjects areas: social sciences; arts education; languages; and personal development
Fields of study: ethics and religious culture; contemporary world; visual arts; the history of Quebec and Canada
Subject-specific competencies: Because this activity is grounded in First Nations spiritualties, it will challenge students to demonstrate an understanding of the phenomenon of religion, engage in dialogues, reflect on ethical questions, and communicate orally in a variety of ways. Discussions will also lead students to take a stand on a contemporary world issue and to exercise critical judgment. The tour, which focuses on Indigenous art, religious art, and the Huron-Wendat history, will enable students to appreciate images and to characterize a period in the history of Quebec and Canada.
*Also available to the general public
*** Possibility to create your own customized package with other activities.