Moving the Museum: Indigenous and Canadian Art at the AGO edited by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik documents the reopening of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art with a renewed focus on the AGO’s Indigenous art collection. The volume reflects the nation-to-nation treaty relationship that is the foundation of Canada, asking questions, discovering truths, and leading conversations that address the weight of history.
Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice is the art catalogue written by Nancy Campbell for the late Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook's 62 full colour drawings exhibited at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. In the accompanying critical essay Campbell interviewed the artist's family members as well as community members from Cape Dorset now called Kinngait. The artist looked at contemporary Inuit life especially indoor images depicting the lives of Inuit women. Images cover family violence, alcohol abuse as well as everday activities.
Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper is the autobiography of a Mi'kmaw healer born in 1854 to Mi'kmaw parents. Germain Bartlett Laksi, known later as Doctor Jerry Lonecloud, lived the fascinating life of guide, showman, seller of herbal remedies, and historian. Lonecloud's life was influenced by historic events in Canada and the United States. Born in Maine, Lonecloud's father enlisted in the Union army during the US Civil War. While he survived this devastating conflict, he lost his life a few years later while hunting for Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Reservation X showcases installations created by seven of North America's foremost Indigenous artists: Mary Longman, of Gordon Reserve, Saskatchewan; Nora Naranjo-Morse, of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico; Marianne Nicolson, of Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia; Shelley Niro, of Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario; Jolene Rickard, of the Tuscarora Nation, New York; Mateo Romero, of Cochitl Pueblo, New Mexico; and C. Maxx Stevens, of the Seminole Nations, Oklahoma. Essays and modern and archival photographs set the installations into a rich variety of personal and political contexts.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Homeboys: Alex Janvier and Alan Syliboy is an art exhibition catalogue based on the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's exhibition that ran from April to June, 2001. Curated by Jim Logan the exhibit brought together two First Nations artists from different parts of Canada. Alex Janvier is a respected Dene artist from northern Alberta and Alan Syliboy is a Mi'kmaw artist from Nova Scotia. Curator Jim Logan saw several similarities in the artistic backgrounds of both artists that drew him to select 91 pieces from the artists' studios.