A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 6 Resistance is NOT Futile

The perseverance of indigenous people, given the overwhelming odds against of our survival The last plate for my exhibition is also a new work. It is titled “Resistance is NOT Futile,” and is based on the Borg Collective from the Star Trek ser

A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 5 Some Things Never Change

Thinking about Joseph Tehwehron David and the Four Indian Kings The print I am adding today “Some Things Never Change” is an updated print I have in my Four Indian Kings series. In the original version I had a portrait of Joe David paired with

A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 4 Returning the Gaze

Emily General and what my elders taught me This project “A Necessary Fiction: A Conversation with Nicholas de Grandmaison “is the culmination of 35 years of work. When I started out, around 1980 I faced, what appeared to be an impossible quest

A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 3 An encounter with a Pre-Contact shell gorget

Engaging the archive with new encounters from The University of South Missouri A new panel completed for my exhibition. It is a result of my spring road trip to St. Louis. An incised shell with a birdman figure I photographed at Southern Illinois

A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 2 Birdman and Earth Mound

Road Trip to St. Louis, Missouri to rediscover Mississippian Pre-Contact Culture The images for this new panel "Birdman and Earth Mound" were produced during my spring road trip to the St. Louis area. I was invited to speak at the University of So

A NECESSARY FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA: Entry 1 Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day incorporates The Bear Portraits series with a portrait by Nicholas de Grandmaison. I am in the last stage of preparation for my new exhibition "A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Nicholas de Grandmaison" at the Universit

Homeland

Click on anchor points to view corresponding panel and title. You can move the map around by clicking and dragging. View a larger version of the map by clicking on the [  ] brackets on the top right of the map. 1. White Corn 

On The Road with Birdman

Click on anchor points to view corresponding panel and title. You can move the map around by clicking and dragging. View a larger version of the map by clicking on the [  ] brackets on the top right of the map. 1. The Dancing

A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Nicolas de Grandmaison

Is there a role for historical portraits of Indigenous people, not produced by Indigenous people, in today’s quest for self-determination? My photo-based and curatorial practice emanates from my First Nations/urban background. Making m

A Study of Indianness

The exhibition opened at Gallery 44 in Toronto in 2004 and to the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba; Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.; Southern Alberta Ar