Exploring Reconciliation through Creativity
This activity will involve a very short exploration (1 hour) of some of the history and hardship felt by First Nations Peoples across the country in order to provide context for some of the difficult relationships that have occurred between First Nations Peoples and government, police, institutions of learning, religion, and the descendants of those who settled Canada. The following hours (1-2) will be used to create art together with the intention of exploring diversity and personal story and how we can use this as fuel for reconciliation and building good relationships with one another. The course will be offered as a Livestream and in a very limited capacity in person, with COVID precautions in place. Those looking to sign up for the on site event should contact the organizer directly for special instructions.
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Damian John is an acrylic/graphic painter and poet with a focus on how to create beauty in the world. He has spent the last five years exploring art as a delivery system for beauty and cultural reflection, and it is a place of deep inspiration and solace for him. He is self-taught and inspired by nature, movement, and all his various cultural inputs. He is a member of the Tl’azt’en First Nation and his art reflects the deep influence of his First Nations culture in his life. He proudly represents his people in his art, always trying to bring to the table the quality of hard work and high level craftsmanship. His art reflects his mind in all its wildness and emotion, and tries to create a mirror in which the viewer can explore that same range of emotion. Jiu jitsu, growing food, creating good relationships, and exploring wild spaces fill his free time.
216 Porcupine Road
Those looking to sign up for the on site event should contact the organizer directly for special instructions
This event has gender-neutral washrooms.