June 9th was the Hamilton Art Crawl on James Street North. Hundreds of people came through our exhibit that was focused on Truth and Reconciliation
At the Design Annex at 118 James Street North, a show by Jay Soule – Chippewar, was hosted by our Community Legal Clinic along with Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, YEN:TENE, Kizhaay Anishinaabe Nin Hamilton REgional Indian Centre, De dwa da dehs Nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Hamilton Wentworth Board of Education Aboriginal Liaison Services, NYA:WEH Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Halton Community Legal Services, Niagara North Community Legal Services, and Justice Niagara.
From his website:
Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is a Native multimedia artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg) located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River.
Jay creates art under the name Chippewar which represents the hostile relationship that Canada’s native people’s have with the government of the land they have resided in since their creation.
Chippewar is also a reminder of the importance of the traditional warrior role that exists in Indigenous cultures across North America that survives into the present day.
” END THE DIVIDE AND WE PROSPER “