We Are Still Here: D. Ahsén:nase Douglas

Exhibition
Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020
April 18-July 12, 2020
Franklin Carmichael Gallery
Meet the artist: April 18, 2020 1-3pm
 
Our Elders tell us that our feet have walked upon the back of Turtle Island for time immemorial. Our resiliency has been proven time and time again, we have faced genocide both physical and cultural, betrayal at the hands of our allies, residential schools, and the murder of our women and girls. Despite this... We Are Still Here! – Ahsén:nase
 
I am an “Urban Indian”; but instead of working the trap-line, I set mouse traps.
 
I am Mohawk; although I probably shouldn’t mention that, because as I write this many of my brothers and sisters are blockading the railroad in support of the Hereditary Chiefs of Wet'suwet'en First Nation.
 
I am the first generation in my family not to be forced into a residential school, yet I have come to believe that the after effects still haunt me to a small degree.
 
We Are Still Here is a small collection of portraits and characterizations of modern Onkwehon:we (the Original People) of Turtle Island.