Slave River

Bruno Canadien

24 x 30 :: Acrylic on Canvas Part of Bruno Canadien’s Constellation series, “Slave River” and “Missippi” seek to illustrate a different perspective from traditional maps.  These maps are consciously devoid of the imaginary lines that represent boundaries imposed on Aboriginal people by colonization.

Stars indicating native communities of Dene/Athabascan, Inuit and Tlingit well as native populations in urban areas, represent the relation of communities to the waterways that traditionally were an important part of life.

“Slave River” highlights Lake Athabasca and southern Tucho and the contemporary Dene and Cree communities in the vicinity.

“Missinippi” features the waterways of northern Saskatchewan and modern Cree, Dene & Metis communities.

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