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Conversation | Sandra Semchuk, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Joan Borsa, Elvis Thomas, and Gladys Linklater: Where is Here? Saturday, June 29, 2024
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Conversation | Sandra Semchuk, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Joan Borsa, Elvis Thomas, and Gladys Linklater: Where is Here?

Sunday, June 29 at 2 PM

Followed by a public reception for 
James Nicholas and Sandra Semchuk, We Are Here / Ota nitayanan at 3 PM.

This public dialogue locates itself within the space of the collaborative exhibition by James Nicholas and Sandra Semchuk, We Are Here / Ota nitayanan. It brings together artists, writers, and cultural workers from Cree, Métis and Ukrainian Canadian backgrounds to consider Reconciliation and address questions raised by the exhibition: What shared cultural, political, and historical experiences can we use to understand what has happened in Canada? What are the limits of empathy and the possibilities of Reconciliation? How do we cross cultural and historical boundaries to negotiate peace individually and collectively?

William Elvis Thomas is an Elder, Leader and Director of the Heritage, Language and Culture Program, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, who has worked for his People his entire life.

Gladys Linklater is a Grandmother and a Cree language expert who works with the Knowledge Keepers for the Heritage, Language and Culture Program, Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.

Sandra Semchuk is a second-generation Ukrainian Canadian photographer, teacher and scholar. In 2018, Sandra received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.

Cheryl L'Hirondelle is a multidisciplinary media artist, performer, and award-winning musician. She is of Métis/Cree (non-status/treaty), French, German, and Polish descent.

Joan Borsa is a second-generation Ukrainian Canadian curator, art critic, interdisciplinary scholar, and retired professor of both Art and Art History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.

Free, everyone welcome.