VERNISSAGE: 6-9PM ! Tuesday February 5th
EXHIBITION OPEN: 9AM–9PM, Monday–Friday February 4th-15th
Braiding Our Stories engages with the diversities of Indigeneity, bringing together twelve Indigenous voices that use storytelling in their artistic practices—as both method and meaning—to explore links between place, culture, kinship, and identity.
In her book, “Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts” (2009), Cree scholar Margaret Kovach notes that as Indigenous peoples, “our knowledges cannot be universalized because they arise from our experience with places” (Kovach 2009, 61).
Throughout this show—located on unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation—we seek to create a space that fosters Indigenous cross-cultural storytelling and knowledge sharing. We aim to spark a dialogue that “resists singular/homogenized narratives” of Indigenous identity and instead, emphasizes the interconnectedness of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island through place, practices, and histories (Gualtieri and Homsi Vinson 2018, 8).
— Alexandra Nordstrom (Plains Cree, Euro-Canadian), Curator Juliet Mackie (Métis, Cree, Dené, English), Assistant Curator
This event is open and free to the public.
Galerie VAV Gallery is wheelchair accessible.
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