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Mar 18 '22

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join us for the opening of Kwaata-nihtaawakihk – A Hard Birth!

The opening celebration will feature prayer by Marcella Vezina, an Awakening of the Artwork (preparing the spirit of the art to be part of the exhibition), fiddle performances by Melissa St. Goodard, Morgan Grace, Jason Lepine & Garry Lepine, refreshments by Feast & a cash bar!

Kwaata-nihtaawakihk – A Hard Birth commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Province of Manitoba in 2020 and provides a journey through history from a Métis perspective by pairing artwork with archival materials.


Guest curated by Sherry Farrell Racette & Cathy Mattes

Special thanks to Michif Elder Verna Demontigny for gifting the name for the exhibition.

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is located on Treaty No. 1 the original lands and waters of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
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