“A Place Between – A Multimedia, Multi-venue Arts Project”

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The Board of Directors and Staff at Urban Shaman Gallery are excited to announce our
upcoming project, “A Place Between – A Multimedia, Multi-venue Arts Project.” This project is about the Aboriginal Children and Child Welfare System, more specifically the 60’s scoop practice, which includes apprehending unusually high numbers of Indigenous children in Canada and fostering or adopting them out, usually into non-Indigenous families. Our intent is to produce a large arts initiative of twenty-four contemporary Indigenous artists who have produced artworks, performances, writing, and films, in which they all describe a myriad of experiences on being adopted out or placed in care. We feel an urgency to produce a large socially engaged 60’s scoop art project here in Winnipeg for several reasons and would love to get some public feedback through community meetings held in various locations  around the City of Winnipeg.

Leading up to the production of the project we would like to hold community conversations around the North End at the locations of Neechi Commons / Neechi Niche, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, and Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc., all of them are Aboriginal service locations, for which we would like to gather community input as well as to notify our public audience that such an event is taking place within the urban core of Winnipeg.

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Bring your friends and family and join us in our first community meeting to introduce our community arts project produced by Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery titled “A Place Between” on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 7-9pm upstairs in the Bison Berry Restaurant of Neechi Commons at 865 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. on Tuesday, December 19, 2016 at we would love to hear from the public on this subject to move towards healing and reconciliation. Snacks and refreshments will be provided! Special thanks to the National Indian Brotherhood Foundation and
Canada Council for the Arts {Re}conciliation Program.

For more information please contact the Director, Daina Warren at daina@urbanshaman.org and Project Coordinator, Janell Henry at aplacebetween2017@gmail.com or
please call the gallery at 204-942-2674.

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