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Nimis Kahpimotate – Sister Canoe Journey Part 2
Nimis Kahpimotate – Sister Canoe Journey Part 2

From Leslie Lindballe: This recording presents part two of Nimis Kahpimotate – Sister  Canoe Journey. Listen to Nimis Kahpimotate Presentation part 2 (15 Mb MP3) The canoe trip was inspired by the work of the TRC and was intended to create a concrete way to move forward in friendship. The canoe…

Visitors at the recon recon
Visitors at the recon recon

Various visitors: Mike Evans from UBCO, Steve Loft from Ryerson, Jonathan Dewar from Algoma, all visiting with artists in cicac and studio today…

Camping out at Tania’s
Camping out at Tania’s

Photos from our visit to Tania Willard’s property and our campout on August 5.                  

Garneau and Nicholson, post-poetry discussion
Garneau and Nicholson, post-poetry discussion
Call for Papers, Indigenous Art, Aesthetics & Decolonial Struggle
Call for Papers, Indigenous Art, Aesthetics & Decolonial Struggle

Call for Papers: Indigenous Art, Aesthetics & Decolonial Struggle JUNE 13, 2013 tags: aesthetics, art, CFP, decolonial [June 13, 2013] Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society invites submissions from scholars, artists, and activists for a new issue of the journal exploring Indigenous art, aesthetics, and decolonizing struggle, guest edited by Jarrett Martineau (University of Victoria, Cree/Dene), in conjunction…

Leah Decter and results from her work on a Jacquard loom
Leah Decter and results from her work on a Jacquard loom
Photos from Riverside, canoes arrive
Photos from Riverside, canoes arrive

Yesterday, the canoes arrived to precede the powwow. Here, a series of arrival photos and the ReconRecon artists as they attend at Riverside Park.

Beat Nation, curator’s talk
Beat Nation, curator’s talk

One of our resident artists, Tania Willard, is also an accomplished curator, and most recently she has co-curated the Beat Nation show at the Kamloops Art Gallery. This is from a tour she gave to the resident artists. Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture June 29 to September…

Studio visits
Studio visits

Mike Arnouse, elder from Adams Lake, visits the studio of Peter Morin and Gabe Hill.

Gabrielle Hill tattoos Peter
Gabrielle Hill tattoos Peter

One of the other engaging principles at this Art+Reconciliation residency is how to present and represent artistic practice. Here, Peter Morin talks about how he gets to walk away with a Gabrielle Hill original, as she tattoos a hummingbird on his chest.

Peter Morin and hair
Peter Morin and hair

Peter Morin talks about the significance of hair and how it leads to performance.

Poetry collaboration, David Garneau and Cecily Nicholson
Poetry collaboration, David Garneau and Cecily Nicholson

One of the key elements of this Art+Reconciliation residency has been the engagement with one another’s ideas, processes, and ways of understanding. One example is the collaborative language work between David Garneau and Cecily Nicholson. Each produced poetic segments, and somehow brought them together in a combined effort that exhibits…

Cecily Nicholson, poet

Cecily Nicholson, poet, engages with communities and politics with a depth and register that impresses us all, certainly during her stay at the Reconsidering Reconciliation residency. She was here for the first half of the month-long engagement, and during this time her presence was familiar and phenomenal. This is a…

Gabe tattoos Peter: video
Gabe tattoos Peter: video

Some artist on artist action. Two of the resident artists in Reconsidering Reconciliation decided to combine their skills as producers and receivers of artistic practice. In this instance, Peter Morin was the canvas, Gabrielle Hill the creative force. Using a tattoo technique that involves equipment no more complex than needle…

Tania Willard conducts tour of Beat Nation

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture June 29 to September 7, 2013 Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples today. Since…

Beat Nation, slide show

See a full description of Beat Nation with Tania Willard

Leah Decter and results from a Jacquard loom
Artists with Mike Arnouse
Artists with Mike Arnouse

Peter Morin and Gabrielle Hill show their studios to Mike Arnouse, Elder from Adams Lake, who came to talk to the artists about the territory.

Roewan Crowe entering the conversation
Roewan Crowe entering the conversation

Dear rMOOC Participants, Thanks for creating a forum for off-site participation.  I have been reading about the work of artists on-site with great interest. I look forward to finding ways to participate in this digital community. My name is Roewan Crowe. I was born in Saskatchewan, grew up in Alberta, traveled…

Study in silhouette
Study in silhouette

How do you represent this group of amazing, articulate, erudite artists attending the reconsidering reconciliation residency? I’ve been playing with straight up portraiture, moments in conversation, and playful groups. But the depth, the care, that’s hard to bring to the fore. Today though when we were at the Kamloops Art…

the recon recon mob
the recon recon mob

the recon recon mob on a sunny tru campus — Adrian (18-year-old Body) Stimson, Gabrielle (River Pass) Hill, Cheryl (Sing That Land) L’Hirondelle, and Peter (Winning the Residency) Morin.

Invitation to rmooc participants

Hi all. The 2013 Shingwauk Gathering & Conference: Healing and Reconciliation through Education focusing on Language Reclamation will be held at Algoma University and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre August 2-4. See http://shingwauk.org/srsc/node/17 for more info. One idea I’d like to propose is having the folks from the artist residency…

Skookum Sound System does Kamloops
Skookum Sound System does Kamloops

The Kamloops Art Gallery brought in Skookum Sound System to perform at the yacht club on July 26, 2013. This relates to the KAG’s current Beat Nation exhibition. Resident artists including Peter Morin and others shot a load of stills that we converted into a little mashup with the SSS’s…

Artist introductions, part two
Artist introductions, part two

Intros from artists Cecily Nicholson, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Jaimie Isaac, Leah Decter, and Mimi Gellman.

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