Exhibit Dates: January 17 to March 30, 2019

#WeAreIndigenous

 

Featuring the artwork of James N. Wilson, Niigaanii, and M. Hungrywolf

February 10 to May 29, 2020 

#WeAreIndigenous poster

About the Exhibit​​

 

Storytelling in its diverse expression - whether through song and dance, performance, film, fashion, painting, beadwork, or other forms of creative expression - is a visionary process in that it challenges us to rethink, reorder, and reimagine the world. Building on themes of temporal continuity, activation, and relatedness, #WeAreIndigenous foregrounds the creative sovereignty of each artist while also exploring culturally grounded specificities that resonate between them.

Every story is unique. Share yours by using #WeAreIndigenous and join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook by following @LakeshoreGrnds.

#WeAreIndigenous was collaboratively created by Indigenous Education and Engagement and the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre. The exhibit features three artists’ work: Niigaanii (Emma Petahtegoose), M. Hungrywolf (Marissa
Groulx), and James N. Wilson.

Curatorial Team:

Indigenous Engagement and Education

Regina Hartwick, Associate Dean

Quazance Boissoneau, Acting Manager

 

Interpretive Centre team:

Jennifer Bazar, Curator

Nadine Finlay, Assistant Curator

360 view of #WeAreIndigenous

Artist Interviews

Niigaanii (Emma Petahtegoose) is a Digital Storyteller from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Humber College alumni.

Follow on Instagram:

@By.Niigaanii
 

Niigaanii exhibit section
Niigaanii exhibit section

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Niigaanii's art
Niigaanii's art

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M. Hungrywolf (Marissa Groulx) is a Multimedia Artist from Sault Ste Marie, member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, and Humber College student.

 

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@OjiBeauty

@Bawaajigan

@Floral.Spirits

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James N. Wilson, a Singer-Songwriter-Musician from Six Nations of the Grand River, Humber alumni, and current Wilfred Laurier University student.

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@JamesNWilsonMusic_

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James N Wilson Exhibit Section

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James teaching

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James N Wilson Exhibit Section

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Virtual Artists' Reception

In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Artists' Reception for #WeAreIndigenous was moved to be the Interpretive Centre's first virtual event.

 

The artists came together on Zoom to reflect on the stories that need to be told today, their experiences as Indigenous artists, and the impact of their art.