New Indigenous artwork appears at NSCC, BrandonU, ECUAD, Keyano, BRHS

Postsecondary institutions and high schools across Canada have recently introduced or installed Indigenous artwork on campus. Nova Scotia Community College graduate Riki Lee Christmas of the Eskasoni First Nation has designed a turtle symbol which will be used to mark over 1,500 Mi’kmaw and Indigenous books at all NSCC campuses. At Brandon University, a new sculpture by faculty member and Cree/Métis sculptor Kevin McKenzie has been commissioned as a way to move BrandonU’s commitment to reconciliation forward. Keyano College has revealed its new jerseys for the Keyano Huskies, which were designed by Denésoliné artist Emma Voyageur of the Athabasca First Nation. Three jerseys were designed, each of which features a landscape that symbolizes connection and empowerment. In Grande Prairie, the Indigenous Student Council at Beaverlodge Regional High School has finalized plans for a mural that will represent various Indigenous groups in Canada. Emily Carr University of Art and Design received a new totem pole named “Northern Wolves” that brings together the skills of Tahltan-Tlingit master carvers Dempsey Bob and Stan Bevan and Māori carver Lyonel Grant. ECUAD will also soon feature a house post designed by master carver Xwalacktun, who is of Squamish and Kwakwak’wakw ancestry.

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