Urban Shaman: A Turtles Dream + Voices of Indigenous Youth, July 20 - August 11

Two youth exhibitions opening on July 20th...

In the Main Gallery and MFMG

A Turtles Dream – Landscapes and Mindscapes

Ndinawe Resource Centre Participants

Runs July 20 till August 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday July 20, 2018 time 6pm to 9pm

The Earth, sky and water has always been the great storytellers. The landscape with its diverse regions and habitats through sounds, color, textures, tastes and smells influences and evokes the languages we speak and how we communicate verbally and creatively.

Through the landscape and language of its inhabitants comes storytelling, the rhythm of songs, dance, and arts and craft. The four elements of air, water, fire, earth, and the four directions communicates through our consciousness, voices, hearts, hands, and feet.

We are the elements of the earth and they speak through us. Communicating through art is a way of expressing the infinite and diverse potential of our landscape and mindscape.

The North End Arts Centre is part of Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc (Our Relatives Home) NEAC provides art programming facilitated by local visiting artists and Art City. NEAC provides arts and crafts workshops in printmaking, pottery, painting, sewing, video and traditional crafts.

NEAC/Ndinawe Resource Centre is an integrated Youth organization for ages 13 -24 that focusses on shelter, culture, recreation, outreach, support and the creative arts/crafts. The programs and services of Ndinawe have been developed according to traditional philosophy where love, guidance, respect, are essential values in the community.

Thank you to Winnipeg Urban Arts and Winnipeg Arts Council

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In the Main Gallery

Voices of Indigenous Youth: A Healthy Neighbourhood & Urban Garden Project

Runs July 20 till August 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday July 20, 2018, 6pm to 9pm

"Planting Seeds of Change: Voices of Indigenous Youth is a collection of photographs and stories about how urban community gardens contribute to holistic health of individuals and by extension, healthy neighbourhoods. The Medicine Wheel is used as a framework for understanding the holistic health benefits of urban gardening. As part of the Urban Gardens/Holistic Health Project, Indigenous youth in Brandon and Winnipeg, Manitoba, ages 18-29 years, designed, installed, and harvested demonstration gardens. They used the photographs that they took throughout the project to reflect on their gardening experiences. Through their photographs and storytelling, the Indigenous youth participating in this photovoice project share their personal insights on the social benefits and contributions of urban gardening to the physical, emotional and spiritual health of indigenous youth residing in urban neighbourhoods. The exhibit expands knowledge of Indigenous perspectives about health and wellness and contributes to the public discourse about healthy urban neighbourhoods."

Youth Participants

A Healthy Neighbourhood

Toni Bouchey, Quaron Cook, Rachel Gregory Robertson, Josh Murray, Daylynn Nault, Kelly Nepinak, Tamara Paupanekis, Tanner Young

Planting Seeds of Change

Toni Bouchey, Twila Ameech, Rachel Gregory Robertson, Brittany Richard, Daylynn Nault, Kelly Nepinak, Wayne Mallett, Alycia Gold, Leo Martin-Shea, Ashley Robertson, Alanna Sinclair, Chantel Sinclair, Gregory Monias, Damien Ernste

Brandon University Collaborators

A Healthy Neighbourhood

Chris Beeman, Kim Lemky, Kathy Moscou, Jessica Murray, Erin Paupanekis, Karen Rempel, Christiane Ramsey, Davion Johnson

Planting Seeds of Change

Kathy Moscou, Serena Petrella, Karen Rempel, Balfour Spence

Community Collaborators

A Healthy Neighbourhood

Brandon Friendship Centre – Gail Cullen, Frank Tacan (Knowledge Keeper), Brandon University, Indigenous Peoples Centre- Chris Lagimodiere, Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest Region- Leah Lepante

Planting Seeds of Change

Brandon Friendship Centre – Gail Cullen, Frank Tacan (Knowledge Keeper), Brandon University Indigenous Peoples Centre- Chris Lagimodiere, Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest Region- Leah Leplante, Verna DeMontigny (Knowledge Keeper), Four Arrows Regional Health Authority- Laurie Ducharme, Leon Simard, Clarence and Barbara Nepinak (Knowledge Keepers)

Acknowledgements


A Healthy Neighbourhood: Brandon University, Brandon Friendship Centre, Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest Region. Funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council

Planting Seeds of Change: Brandon University, Brandon Friendship Centre, Manitoba Métis Federation Southwest Region, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority. Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery acknowledges the support, throughout the year, of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, NCI FM, Wawanesa Insurance, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts.

~MIIGWETCH / HAI HAI

Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery

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T 204.942.2674

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