Sweat Lodge

Sweat Lodge 86” diameter X 4’ height Acrylic, plaster, nylon taffeta, light/mirrors, speaker/iPod 2013 This work considers customary approaches to healing in contrast to Western based clinical medicine. Traditionally, sweat lodges were and still are used by First Nations people as a form of healing, but, in contrast, the majority now visit hospitals and clinics […]

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ICF – Email/Letter Template

Dear In 2008, the Harper government apologized to Residential School survivors because we now recognize, regardless of our political affiliations, that the attempted eradication of Indigenous cultures was morally reprehensible and wrong. Former PM Paul Martin “call[ed] a spade a spade” and acknowledged that residential schools used education for cultural genocide. In a 2017 Ontario […]

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ICF – Contacting Your MPP in Person – Script/Talking Points/Links

Indigenous Culture Fund – Phone Script and Talking Points for contacting MPPs I am contacting you today as a constituent in your riding who is concerned about the future of the Indigenous Culture Fund and what its dissolution will mean for Indigenous communities and peoples in Ontario. As you are well aware, Indigenous communities have […]

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AGO First Thursdays: Still Nasty Pop Up Talk “Resilient Women Must Sing”

What a great night. Everyone should check out an Art Gallery of Ontario First Thursday at least once or twice. Excellent atmosphere, pop up talks, performance art and live music. I was absolutely stoked to have been invited to be a pop up speaker for March’s event. My topic surrounded the many Indigenous women leading […]

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Once you were here….

…and I did not feel the ghosts or know their form it wasn’t the first hotel, it wasn’t the last, but all, branded with same a repetitious reminder whether it sat on Hollis or across from Pearson or in Victoria it was our first time taking off, the first time landing, our first taste of […]

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Research and interview complete. Can’t wait to start writing tomorrow. I almost forgot how much I love Keesic’s work and why I started loving it in the first place. Stay tuned #Barrie! #indigenousart #IndigenousDays #photographer #filmmaker #firstnations #canadianart #canadianartist #filmfest #imaginenative (at Nipissing First Nation)

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