Faculty of Education
Songide'ewin: Aboriginal Narratives
Date: May 22/12 - May 31/12
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Location: Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
Songide’ewin: Aboriginal Narratives combines visual and literary art as a way to foster dialogue that leads toward truth and reconciliation between Native and non-Native communities. Through the creative process, “truth” evolves and emerges. Art, after all, is a reflection of our deepest spirit, our souls, and the appearance of our true, uncensored selves.
The exhibit was created by Rene Meshake, Ojibwe artist and author, and Dr. Kristiina Montero, Faculty of Education assistant professor, who brought together Native Arts and Culture students from Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (Hamilton, Ontario) and preservice teachers from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Education program to explore Aboriginal teachings and worldviews through symbols, stories, colours, and cadence. Individual and collective learning is represented in the paintings and in the literary responses to them. Meshake’s series of thirteen paintings titled Truth and Reconciliation will be exhibited as well.
We invite you to become part of our stories and learning.
Contact: Dr. M. Kristiina Montero
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