Yesterday morning I watched Aaron Huey’s TED talk on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Lakota Sioux. To me, the most important thing that he said was: “Honour the treaties. Give back the Black Hills. It’s not your business what they do with them.” In these few words, Aaron voices the transformation needed here in… Read More Honour the Treaties
On the way to the sleep lab one night.
Arthur Renwick comes from two places in northern B.C. — Kitamaat, the ancestral home of the Haisla people, and Kitimat, an Alcan company town, built in the fifties to house the aluminum smelter’s workers. To get to Kitamaat, the Haisla village, you have to turn left at the entrance to the company town, and drive… Read More Place like home: The art of Arthur Renwick
Originally published on February 6, 2009 The Steeling the Gaze exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada reinvents and turns upside down the traditional notion of the portrait. At the same, it critiques and undermines at every turn the way Native peoples have been represented, taking apart such myths as the noble savage, the stoic… Read More Artists steal photography scene