We Are Resilient, 2018

We Are Resilient, 2018
Outdoor Latex Paint on Plywood

From Nākatēyimisowin – Taking Care of Oneself curated by Joi T. Arcand for Canadian Heritage
Pedestrian Tunnel under Wellington Street near the Portage Bridge, Ottawa
Nākatēyimisowin – Taking Care of Oneself (translation from Plains Cree), highlights the work of four Indigenous artists from different regions of Canada. This project is a joint undertaking in partnership with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

Canadian Heritage writes,

This exhibit explores how vulnerability and reflection are both integral and beneficial to active resistance.

The selection of artists and exhibit content was coordinated by Joi T. Arcand, a photo-based artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation – Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan, currently living in Ottawa. The artists include:

  • Glenn Gear, who is of Inuit ancestry, was born in Newfoundland and Labrador and currently lives in Quebec: Ommatik – Heart (translation from Inuttitut, Labrador)
  • Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin, who is of Cree ancestry and lives in British Columbia: We Are Resilient
  • Cedar-Eve Peters who is Anishinaabe, Ojibwe, was born in Ontario and currently lives in Quebec: Shifting of Energies
  • Michelle Sound, who is a member of the Swan River First Nation and Red River Métis and lives in British Columbia: Kahkiyaw acāhkosak – All the Stars (translation from Plains Cree).

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