School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, 2022
I developed Kiskithihta Mīthokwesowin: Discovering our Gifts alongside student intern Jory Thomas at the School of Art Gallery. The program sought to inspire and activate the next generation of Indigenous artists by instilling confidence and providing opportunities to explore art-making as a means of telling their stories. Working in partnership with community partners at Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc., Marymound Inc., Willow Tree Action Therapy Youth Services, and Rainbow Resource Centre, the program offered a series of art workshops focused on cultural themes, led by professional Indigenous artists and developed in consultation with Elders.
Artworks produced by the participants were exhibited at SoAG during the first two weeks of the Fall semester, giving new and returning students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to see what invigorates and inspires the next generation of Indigenous artists.