uAlberta exhibit showcases first-year experiences of Aboriginal students

April 24, 2013

"Peanut Butter and Drymeat Sandwiches" is a new exhibit of visual art, reflective writing, poetry, video, and audio work that explores the first-year experience at the University of Alberta through the minds and hearts of Aboriginal students. The exhibit, which runs until May 15, caps off a class called "Indigenizing the Academy." Throughout the term, the class discussed uAlberta's hopes for its Aboriginal students and its commitment to creating space for them in its programs. One of the course's professors says she and her students hope that viewers come away from the exhibit with "a greater awareness of the experience Indigenous students have on campus—not only how diverse but also how challenging it can be. They hope that people remember the territory they are in, and that part of their work here is to have a relationship with Indigenous people." uAlberta News