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Artist talk: Tasha Hubbard: Welcoming Our Relatives Back

Posted in Arts & Culture, Indigenous
Apr 7, 2018

Welcoming Our Relatives Back: Digital Stories from International Buffalo Treaty

Reception and artist talk: 

Welcoming Our Relatives Back: Digital Stories from International Buffalo Treaty

Saturday, April 7
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park

This work (on exhibition at Wanuskewin Heritage Park from April to May 2018) is the result of Tasha Hubbard’s collaborative work with Leroy Little Bear and Amethyst First Rider, which will eventually culminate in a Buffalo Story Archive in support of the International Buffalo Treaty’s goals, including raising buffalo consciousness amongst the people.

The first piece is the story of why Mistawasis First Nation decided to become a signatory of the International Buffalo Treaty, which is a treaty between Indigenous tribes across the northern plains. Signatories agree to cooperate together, renew relationships to the buffalo and ultimately restore buffalo to the land.

The second is a work in progress about the return of a herd of buffalo that has its origins in Blackfeet territories. A small herd of calves became a larger herd, held in private hands or in national parks, and now a herd of its descendants finally return to their homelands on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Buffalo Story Archive is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities and Research Council.

 

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