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Some people have asked me to expound upon this print. Basically, I made this design with a strong desire to honour those who are so integral to Canada as a culture. Particularly, this is a nod to the fact that Canada was at one time, Native Land.

And although I don’t fully understand the specifics between what happened then and now but history isn’t always neutral, and projects like the proposed northern gateway pipeline are reminiscent of so many other projects that have come and left the land scarred–as if no one ever lived here.

I can go on about that, but I don’t want to be negative. This isn’t supposed to be a negative piece; in fact, it’s quite positive. I believe in forgiveness. But I also believe in justice. I hope that the pipeline never goes through.


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Stan Bevan has confirmed that Bill McLennan will be at the longhouse at the college on Wednesday, February 1st. Bill is a renowned speaker and author who co-wrote one of the textbooks that we use in class: The Transforming Image. The Transforming Image project was formed when Bill used infrared film to capture previously unseen images on native artifacts, often covered in patina. Bill is very knowledgeable in the history of the west coast native peoples in BC. This promises to be a very good lecture.

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