My Daily Art
The artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in central Saskatchewan addresses the consequences of the interruption of intergenerational language-learning as a result of the residential school system and other colonial actions in Canada. Rendering her language hyper visible in locations throughout the WAG (on the stone steps, gallery walls, and in the elevators), the works underlined how the public presence of language connects to acknowledging Indigenous peoples.
Powering up the blue neon sign, Ninohte-nehiyawan filled the gallery space, creating light, shadows, and reflections in adjacent walls and spaces. Visitors could not escape the glow of Arcand’s message declaring her desire to speak Cree.
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