We Love Canada because of Indigenous Wisdom

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Statement from the artists to give context to this piece – This year, we don’t celebrate colonialism. We don’t celebrate a country that has consistently undermined Indigeneity. Instead, we celebrate our enduring presence, the beauty of our culture, the resistance, our collective resilience, our individual narratives, our relations. Jingle Dancer which represents healing, something which is very important to the community.At the very bottom of the panel the artists have included photo transfers of children taken away to residential schools. The blue wash painted to overlay these images represents the tears of these Indigenous students and their families. This mural is titled Resilience (sister panel to Resistance).

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