Monday, May 15, 2006

Oh Canada Our Inuit And Native land!

Where the river widens - No visitors visas required

The Flag of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada who are finding ways to expose their grievances and neglected Rights by using art as a platform.

In Trinidad and Tobago, this is a rare exhibition presented by the National Museum and the Canadian High Commission. It is art from the Inuit peoples. Qamanittuag Drawings by 14 artists from the Baker lake, Nunavut, a region which is 250km south of the Artic Circle. Entitled, Voices from the North, this collection of that spans over 37 years and is part of the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre collection in Guelph, Ontario.

Simon Tookoome "Person who is looking both ways", 1974

Qamanittuag translated from Inuit implies, where the river widens, and it is a place with extreme inhospitable conditions. At the Annex, Trinidadians may have a glimpse of how these people live their daily lives. The drawings are of animals, aquatic life and reflect the Shamanic beliefs between man, animal and the spirit world.

No visitors visas required: The Museum of Trinidad and Tobago annex hosts the true Canadian

Voices from the North, in association with the National Film Board of Canada presented thirteen films directed by Canadian Aboriginal directors, demonstrating that the moving image has the power to convey their grievances

No visitors visas required: The Museum of Trinidad and Tobago annex host the true Canadian

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