Norval Morrisseau – The Art of Sovereignty – TVO

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Norval Morrisseau – The Art of Sovereignty – TVO

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202278 Views

May 18, 2022

Host Chris Beaver speaks with Anishinaabe curator Wanda Nanibush and Scots-Lakota scholar Carmen Robertson about Norval Morrisseau, who invented the First Nations abstract art style known as the Woodland School.

The episode delves into the stereotypes that attached themselves to Morrisseau’s work and legacy. Despite attending residential school and generations of Indigenous cultural expression being banned by the Indian Act, Morrisseau broke the taboo and painted Ojibwa legends and stories to preserve them for future generations of First Nations in Canada.

This episode mentions residential schools. The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential school experience. 1-800-721-0066. Please take care while listening.

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