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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Education
August 24, 2016
Canadian Excellence


Aboriginal Art Exhibit

Songide'ewin: Aboriginal Narratives

Songide'ewin: Aboriginal Narratives combines visual and literary art as a way to foster dialogue that leads toward truth and reconcilliation between Native and non-Native communities. Through the creative process, "truth" evolves and emerges. Art, after all, is a reflection of our deepest spirit, our souls, and the appearance of our true, uncesored selves.

The exhibit was created by Rene Meshake, Ojibwe artist and author, and Dr. Kristiina Montero, Faculty of Education assistant professor, who brought together Native Arts and Culture students from Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School (Hamilton, ON) and preservice teachers from Wilfrid Laurier University's Bachelor of Education program to explore Aboriginal teachings and worldviews through symbols, stories, colours, and cadence. Individual and collective learning is represented in the paintings and in the literary responses to them. Meshake's series of thirteen paintings titled, Truth and Reconciliation will be exhibited as well.

We invite you to become part of our stories and learning.