Tag Archives: Arts

Butterflies in Spirit

Butterflies in Spirit is a Vancouver dance troupe started in 2012 by Lorelei Williams. Their mission is to raise awareness of violence against Aboriginal Women and Girls and the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls across Canada. It is … Continue reading

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Perceptions – KC Adams Photo Series

The project, spearheaded by the city’s Urban Shaman Gallery, showcases the work of visual artist KC Adams. With Perception, Adams asked prominent indigenous Winnipeggers to pose for two photos: “I want you to look right into the lens. I’m going … Continue reading

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Beat Nation

The Beat Nation –Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture is a project, funded through Heritage Canada’s Gateway Fund. The website focuses on the development of hip-hop within communities of Indigenous youth. The website states that the older community members see hip-hop … Continue reading

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Case Study: Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties Tour

by Tessa Nasca  Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties Tour is an example of a non-Indigenous celebrity artist engaging in an initiative that reaches a broad audience of mainstream arts and media consumers with a message rooted in treaty rights.  As … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools

Launched at the National Archives of Canada in 2001, “Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools” is an exhibition that has toured all over Canada. As stated on the website, “the exhibition consists of 118 framed … Continue reading

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Walking With Our Sisters

Walking with Our Sisters was started by Métis artist Christi Belcourt and began with a call-out on Facebook in June 2012 for moccasin tops, known as vamps. By July 25, 2013, over 1,600 vamps had been received, created by women, … Continue reading

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Native Women’s Association of Canada: Faceless Dolls Project

In 2010, the Native Women’s Association of Canada in collaboration with Gloria Larocque, creator of the “Aboriginal Angel Doll Project”, created the Faceless Dolls Project. As stated on their website, “their goal was to visually and physically create a representation … Continue reading

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Rabbit and Bear Paws

Rabbit and Bear Paws is a series of graphic novels developed and created by Chad Solomon, Tanya Leary, and Christopher Meyer. The comical series is set in North America in the 1750s, and is set around the adventures of two brothers … Continue reading

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VIVA Project

The VIVA project was a five year long, multi-national community arts-based research project that culminated in the publishing of a book entitled ¡VIVA!: Community Arts and Popular Education in America. The project was a collaboration between artists, activists, and educators … Continue reading

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Wisakedjak

Wisakedjak is a play by Paula Sherman and Alanis King. The play premiered at Market Hall in Peterborough, Ontario on November 1, 2013, and was a collaborative production involving a partnership between Mazinaw Rocks Productions, Public Energy, and Indigenous Performance … Continue reading

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