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Sponsored by the United Way of Bruce Grey.
In light of the conclusion and the Truth & Reconciliation commision and its 94 recommendations, what are artists – both indigenous and non-indigenous – to make of the trauma and legacy of colonization, residential schools, & missing and murdered aboriginal women? This is the opening question to Lupercalia’s roundtable on Truth & Reconcilation & Art. Our panelists include Adam Sturgeon – leader of the band WHOOP-Szo, visual artist, and member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm – poet, author, and activist from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation at Neyaashiinigmiing, Jake Chegahno – singer-songwriter & Owen Sound resident originally from Cape Croker, John Fearnall – educator and photographer from Owen Sound, Josh Richardson – Artistic Director of Lupercalia and co-founder of Mudtown Records, Pete Devlin – musician, Owen Sound resident, and member of the Dene First Nation, Virginia Eichorn – Director & Chief Curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, and Maryann Thomas – publisher and owner the Ginger Press.