The Indian Act Revisited

From May 20 to August 7, 2011

This exhibition has ended.

Photo - The Indian Act Revisited

The Indian Act Revisited is the first collective contemporary art exhibition produced by the Huron-Wendat Museum. Bringing together eight First Nations artists from across Canada, the exhibition revisits the more than 100-year-old legislation that continues to govern most First Nations from coast to coast. Moving, reflective, and satirical, the works in this exhibition explore, article by article, the impact of the Act on the lives of the artists themselves and their communities.

Under the superintendency of Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, artists revisit this Act in their own way, one section at a time.

Artists: Eruoma Awashish (Atikamekw, Quebec), Maria Hupfield (Ojibway, Ontario), France Gros-Louis Morin (Wendat, Quebec), Nadia Myre (Algonquin, Quebec), Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui (Wendat, Quebec), Teharihulen Michel Savard (Wendat, Quebec), Angela Sterritt (Gitxsan, British-Colombia), and Jackie Traverse (Ojibway, Manitoba).



Special Event
June 1, 2011, at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the official launch of the exhibition and meet curator Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui as well as some of the artists involved.

Eruoma Awashish (Atikamekw, Québec),
Nadia Myre (Algonquine, Québec)
Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui (Wendat, Québec)
Teharihulen Michel Savard (Wendat, Québec)

Free admission (space is limited). Presented in English and French.


Roundtable on First Nations identities
July 13, 2011, at 6 p.m.

First Nations artists will participate in a discussion on the Indian Act and the issues surrounding First Nations identities in 2011.

Free admission (space is limited). Presented in English and French.

Teharihulen Michel Savard
Divulgation proactive (detail)
Wall installation, 76 cm x 58.5 cm x 10 cm
Mixed technique: collage on wood, metal grating, 2009