Photos from our art exhibition opening, Idle No More: Art In Action. (Curated by myself)
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Idle No More: Art In Action
Voices that know no borders
Idle No More: Art in Action began as community initiative by the Kahnawake Youth Forum to provide youth ages fifteen to thirty with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on the topic of Idle No More. The theme was not meant to restrict youth to the political entities that initially drove the movement, but was meant to start a discussion on what it actually means to be Idle No More. We wanted to create a visual narrative about the resiliency of Native People, which consequently revealed a multitude of environmental, spiritual, individual, and political avenues.
As the submission process began, our core team realized that our artistic catalyst on Idle No More exceeded the boundaries of Kahnawake and we found our call out for submissions reached all across Canada and the United States. As a result, the artworks that are displayed in this exhibition feature not only local artists, but artists from Manitoba, Alberta, Massachusetts and Arizona as well. In the end, Idle No More: Art In Action demonstrates the resistance, knowledge and greater sense of community among Aboriginal Youth across the Nation.
We are the youth.
We are the future.
We are the voices that know no borders.
We are Idle No More.