By Pam Hall and Jerry Evans.
Presented in English and Mi’kmaq, the latest chapter in this ambitious series presents a remarkable and respectful collaboration between an Indigenous and non-Indigenous artist, deepening and diversifying our understanding of the intergenerational knowledge of a Mi’kmaw community in Newfoundland.
Miawpukek—The Middle River is Chapter III of Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge, the art-and-knowledge project of artist-scholar Pam Hall. This volume presents local, place-based knowledge gathered by Hall and artist Jerry Evans. From canoe-building to berry harvesting, from preparing moose nose to foraging for natural medicines, from stewarding eel populations to reclaiming language and traditional cultural practices, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Chapter III: Miawpukek—The Middle River vividly presents the rich, place-based knowings and doings of this Indigenous community on the south coast of Newfoundland. This book contains B/W Colour Illustrations.
Pam Hall is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally and is represented in many corporate, private, and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. Jerry Evans is a senior Mi’kmaw visual artist, curator, and filmmaker. His work has explored his Indigenous heritage through painting, printmaking, and film, and he curated First, the 1996 inaugural exhibition of Indigenous art in Newfoundland and Labrador. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work is represented in many corporate, public, and private collections, including at the Indigenous Art Centre.