Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Our Painted Responsibilities

In 2014, Master Carver Jewell James of Lummi Nation carved a Totem Pole to be erected at Beaver Lake Cree Nation in protest of the extraction of tar sands that are having a devastating impact on the Beaver Lake Cree and other First Nations.
The Totem Pole Journey traveled to South Dakota, Montana, Washington and into British Columbia and Alberta Canada. 
A part of that Journey included the painting of a 16' x 20' mural supervised by Melanie Schambach that Native and non-native communities along the route could contribute to. Here's a a video on the evolution of that mural. Inspirational. Timeless. A true piece of Art.

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