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

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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 series, and their mantra, “Resistance Is Futile.” When I first encountered the Borg I was surprised how similar they were to the masters of colonialism in this country and [.....]

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

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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 one of the Four Indian Kings, and the one paring in the series that had an uncanny resemblance to one another. A veteran of the OKA Crisis and noted artist, I met Joe around [.....]

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

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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, to change the way we ignore urban-based indigenous people and the way, we engage with historical photographs and paintings of indigenous people. When I had my car accident in [.....]