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TODAY – Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack: Art, Digital Storytelling and Resilience

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018

What happens when your body can no longer carry the silence of intergenerational trauma? 

Please join us in the IKRC (CS124) today at 10AM to listen to Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack share about her visual exploration and personal research of intergenerational trauma of IRS and how it evolved into digital storytelling which transformed the focus from trauma to resilience. Everyone is welcome.

Lana Whiskeyjack is a multidisciplinary treaty iskwew artist from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory, Alberta. Lana’s research, writing, and art explores the paradoxes of what it means to be nehiyaw (Cree) and iskwew (woman) in a Western culture and society and how she and other Indigenous women are reclaiming, re-gathering, and remembering their ancestral medicine (sacredness and power). Her art is passionate and expressive, born from the deep roots of her culture, history, and intergenerational relations. Through the examination of sometimes difficult subjects, her art reflects the intrinsic beauty of her interconnections with the earth, Cree language and all living beings. She invites you to join her on the next chapter of her adventure.