ECUAD, RDP, BrandonU unveil Indigenous artworks, host fine art events


Several postsecondary institutions have unveiled Indigenous artworks and announced musical events this week. Emily Carr University of Art and Design installed the “Pacific Song of the Ancestors” totem pole, which was designed by Master Carvers Dempsey Bob (Tahltan-Tlingit), Stan Bevan (Tahltan-Tlingit and Tsimshian), and Lyonel Grant (Māori and Pakeha). The pole is accompanied by an exhibition of the same name which is curated by ECUAD student Zoë Laycock. Red Deer Polytechnic recently added the art piece “4 Star Art Warrior” to their collection. The painting is by artist and alumnus George Littlechild, who is of Plains Cree heritage with connections to the Maskwacis Nations, and will be displayed inside the polytechnic’s main entrance as a reminder of the journey toward reconciliation. Brandon University’s School of Music and the IshKaabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg Department of Visual Art will come together for a musical performance this weekend that reflects on truth, reconciliation, and commonality.

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