Performance by Jaime Black-Morsette
Saturday, September 30 – 2pm
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Winnipeg Location TBD
Free Public Performance
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This performance will draw from inspiration gained while in process earlier in September during Home/Body, Home/Land, a workshop series lead by Jaime Black-Morsette, exploring the interconnections between our bodies and the land. This series of workshops is taking place at Broken Head Wetland Interpretive Trail, Lake Winnipeg, Oodena Celebration Circle at The Forks, Camp Mercedes outside the Human Rights Museum, and in a studio at Artspace downtown.
Jaime reflects on/responds to current issues facing us locally, such as the call to action to search the Prairie Green landfill for the remains of Indigenous women Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran.
Jaime Black-Morsette is a multidisciplinary artist of Anishinaabe, Métis and European descent. Black’s art practice engages themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of cultural and spiritual knowledge. Through her art she works to inspire dialogue around social and political events and issues, and to create space for reflection. She is particularly interested in feminism and Indigenous social justice, and the possibilities for articulating linkages between and around both. Her REDress Project, confronting the scourge of violence against Indigenous women and girls, has been featured in venues across Canada and the United States, including at the National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C.
YLDE thanks Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for their continued funding support.
Cover Image: They Tried to Bury Us, Artist: Jaime Black-Morsette, Photo Credit: Megan Mousseau