Category Archives: Visual Art

Talking Treaties

Talking Treaties is a multi-arts performance-based initiative which represents a participatory collaboration between First Story Toronto and Jumblies Theatre. “Talking Treaties artfully shares local Indigenous history and awareness.” They focus on creative educational activities. One of their projects, Talking Treaties Spectacle … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Pole raised at University of British Columbia

The Reconciliation Pole, a 55-foot totem pole carved by acclaimed Haida artist 7idansuu “Edenshaw” James Hart, was installed at a place of honour at UBC on April 1, 2017. The ceremony, taking place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of … Continue reading

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#callresponse

Strategically centering Indigenous women as vital presences across multiple platforms, #callresponse is a multifaceted project that includes a website, social media platform, touring exhibition and catalogue (forthcoming in 2017). The purpose of #callresponse is to support the work of Indigenous North … Continue reading

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Ogimaa Mikana: Reclaiming/Renaming

Ogimaa Mikana is an art project that began in Toronto in 2013. It is an initiative of Hayden King and Susan Blight, two Indigenous artists and activists. The goal of the project is to restore original place names (i.e. street … Continue reading

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Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth

This exhibit, curated by Pam Brown from the Heiltsuk Nation, took place at the Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia and the website is rich with videos and interviews with artists.  The exhibit’s goal is to educate Indigenous … Continue reading

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University of British Columbia: Art+Reconciliation

Art+Reconciliation is a summer program that addresses how artistic practices can engage in questions of reconciliation, most particularly in the Canadian context of residential schools, and the associated and ongoing Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As part of

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Canada Council for the Arts: {Re}conciliation

The {Re}conciliation initiative, aims to promote artistic collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, by investing in the power of art and imagination, to inspire dialogue, understanding and change. The six projects by Indigenous artists explore the ongoing process of conciliation and … Continue reading

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