NSCC, BrandonU, ECUAD install, display Indigenous artwork on campus

Postsecondary institutions across Canada have recently introduced or installed Indigenous artwork on campus. Nova Scotia Community College graduate Riki Lee Christmas, who is from Eskasoni First Nation, 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. The sculpture will be installed on campus in spring or early summer after it is fabricated. Emily Carr University of Art and Design received a new totem pole named “Northern Wolves” that was created by Tahltan-Tlingit master carvers Dempsey Bob and Stan Bevan, which will be completed this summer by 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, that was created in collaborated with Indigenous ECUAD students. CBC| Brandon U| ECUAD (1)| ECUAD (2) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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