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Nii Ndahlohke / I Work: Meet the artists and curators

Time and Date: Saturday, September 30th, 10:30am

Meeting Point: 2nd floor Education Studio

Cost: Admission to AWE is free on September 30th

Nii Ndahlohke / I Work brings together existing works and new commissions by First Nations artists. The show explores the forced labour of students at Mount Elgin Industrial School (1851-1946).

Join on Saturday, September 30th for a tour of the exhibition, led by the participating artists and exhibition curators. This informal tour will shed light on the history of forced labour at Mount Elgin, and will explore the ways in which the artists reflected on – and responded to – this history, and how it continues to shape the lives of students and survivors, as well as the lives of their families and descendants.

Kaia’tanoron Dumoulin Bush, Jessica Rachel Cook, Gig Fisher, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Judy McCallum, Donna Noah, and Mo Thunder will be in attendance. Exhibition curators Julie Rae Tucker and Mary Jane McCallum will also be present.

We recognize that this day can be emotionally charged, and may trigger painful memories and/or feelings of distress. Throughout the day, staff members from the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre will be on-site to offer mental health support for members of the community who may need it, free of charge.

Curated by Mary Jane McCallum and Julie Rae Tucker.

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