February 16, 2010

Art show for missing Aboriginal women

Saskatoon art show focuses on Canada's missing aboriginal women

By Rory MacLeanArtists are calling Saskatoon's attention to the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada through a show that opened Monday at The Centre mall gallery.

The show, 'Healing through Art and Culture', includes the national travelling quilt from the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and a display of works by local aboriginal artists, including two pieces from the Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Program. It is organized by the local group Iskwewuk E-wichwitochik, which means "women walking together" in Cree.
Comment:  For a similar effort, see Tiles to Represent Boarding-School Victims.

Below:  "Marlee Ritchie stands beside a quilt dedicated to missing and murdered aboriginal women." (Greg Pender, StarPhoenix)

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