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Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew | Like the winter snow kills the grass, the summer sun revives it

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Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew | Like the winter snow kills the grass, the summer sun revives it celebrates and centers Indigenous language revitalization and ways of knowing. The exhibition features seven Indigenous artists who create work in an Indigenous language from each of the major geographic regions of what is now known as Canada—Anishinaabemowin, Komqwejwi’kasikl, nēhiyawēwin, Nitsiipowahsiin, Tāłtān, and Uummarmiutun. Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew aims to address and initiate discussion about how Indigenous languages intertwine with Indigenous epistemologies and how the dormancy and extinction of Indigenous languages leads to a hindrance of culture and knowledge. Bringing together emerging and established Indigenous artists, the exhibition gives space back to those artists whose practices deal with Indigenous languages in each of their visibilities, vulnerabilities, and regional voices.

Organized and circulated by TRUCK Contemporary Art, presented at MSVU Art Gallery in partnership with Eyelevel.
Support from the Canada Council for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged.

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 28

Opening remarks will take place shortly after 1:00pm, followed by a relaxed reception with refreshments. At 2:00pm, exhibition curator Missy LeBlanc and artist Michelle Sylliboy will engage in conversation about the intersections of art and Indigenous languages. All are welcome and ASL interpretation will be provided. Please visit the COVID-19 protocol page for information about current requirements.

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