Indigenous arts projects, installations pop up across Canada

New Indigenous arts projects and installations have popped up across Canada. Mi’kmaw artist Quentin Syliboy, who is from Sipekne’katik First Nation, was invited to talk about his paintings and teach art techniques at the Shubenacadie District Elementary School. Syliboy began to fundraise for money for art supplies and is using the funds to teach 219 students about Indigenous art. Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School in London, Ontario unveiled a new mural about cultural acceptance and change created by artist Nancy Deleary of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. At the University of Guelph-Humber, Ojibwe Artist Patrick Hunter has created two installations to make Indigenous students feel welcome and included. The installations include a mural that incorporates an eagle feather and floral designs and a design that is wrapped around the pillars in the library.

CBC (Shubenacadie) | I Heart Radio (Holy Rosary) | Humber