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National Indigenous Peoples Day Exhibit
June 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2023
To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Museum will be opening two new art installations created by Indigenous artists Tracey-May Chambers and Nadya Kwandibens. These pieces will be on display through the summer in both our courtyard and lobby.
#hopeandhealingcanada, by Métis-settler visual artist Tracey-Mae Chambers, features textile pieces constructed of red wool, silk and cotton yarn. Similar displays have been created at over 100 residential school historical sites, museums, art galleries and other public spaces.
The Red Chair Sessions, by Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) artist Nadya Kwandibens, is an ongoing ongoing portraiture series that places importance on the acknowledgement and reclamation of Indigenous lands and the revitalization of Indigenous languages. The colour red represents Indigenous Peoples on the Medicine Wheel and, in this series, signifies Indigenous Peoples’ inherent connection to the land and to ancestral bloodlines. This series ultimately disrupts colonial narratives, centers Indigenous Peoples who have been here since time immemorial, and reminds us that we are all guests on Indigenous land.
Niagara Falls History Museum
5810 Ferry Street
Niagara Falls, ON
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