Schools across Canada unveil wall murals, art installations, celebrating Indigenous culture 

February 6, 2019

Post-secondary schools and high schools across Canada have celebrated new art installations and wall murals on their campuses this month. At New Brunswick Community College, a new wall mural with the theme Together We Rise celebrates the region’s rich Wabanaki culture. The mural was completed by St Mary’s First nation member April Marie Paul. At Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, a new painted mural by Ira Johnson depicts the journey that many students take to pursue education. At the University of Calgary, Blackfoot artist Kalum Teke Dan has completed a mural for Indigenous nursing students in The Gathering Space, a ‘brave space’ that formerly housed Professional Services at the institution. “UCalgary’s Native Centre is so far away from our building and our students get so busy,” said Heather Bensier, co-director of Indigenous initiatives in the Faculty of Nursing, “we wanted to have a brave area closer to where our students are located so that they can find support, encouragement and connection.” At the University of Toronto, a new languages art installation produced by the Indigenous Law Students’ Association and the Indigenous Initiatives Office displays the name Indigenous Law Students Association in the Michif, Oneida, Cree, Kwak’wala, and Anishinaabemowin languages. Nation Talk(NBCC) | APTN News(DFCHS) | UCalgaryNation Talk (U of T) (National)