New Indigenous public art display to be unveiled Saturday at west harbour – Hamilton Spectator

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202375 Views

September 28, 2023

Commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Six Nations, Brantford and downtown Hamilton

Five 40-foot panels of glass beads created by a local Indigenous artist, Hamilton’s largest public work, will call west harbour home.

The city is inviting the public to celebrate one of its newest pieces of public art, “All Our Relations,” on Sept. 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The event includes drumming at 10:30 a.m., as well as remarks from lead artist Angela DeMontigny and performances at 11 a.m. It takes place at the foot of James Street North, north of Guise Street.

The panels, “adorned with thousands of colourful glass beads represent traditional Indigenous teachings, the Thanksgiving Address (as shared by Haudenosaunee elders and knowledge keepers) and Hamilton’s biodiversity,” reads a Sept. 25 city release.

The artwork was commissioned through a process led by the city and Hamilton Waterfront Trust, and aligned with the municipal urban Indigenous strategy.

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