Exploring how to be Indigenous allies through art, thanks to a Renaissance Award – Daily News McMaster

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2018276 Views

August 9, 2018

Alexia Olaizola and Emily Siskos have just graduated from McMaster’s renowned Arts & Science Program. But that’s not the only thing on their mind these days.

For the past four months, they have crossed Canada from east to west and back again, exploring how Indigenous visual art is being used as a form of cultural reclamation and resistance. Olaizola and Siskos have visited public sites, taken in museum exhibits, viewed art both inside and outside of galleries, and met with Indigenous artists, curators, and community members.

Their goal? “We’re trying to learn what it means to be real, strong allies to Indigenous communities in Canada,” says Olaizola.

Read More: https://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/exploring-how-to-be-indigenous-allies-through-art-thanks-to-a-renaissance-award/

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