Saskatoon, SK; September 23–24, 2022
Over 40 Métis artists, curators, cultural workers and Knowledge Keepers gathered over the final weekend in September at the Remai Modern for our second gathering. Together, everyone celebrated Métis art at the opening of Storied Objects, discussed the needs of the Métis art community, envisioned future supports and more. Maarsii once more to all those that joined us – we can’t thank you enough. We look forward to welcoming even more of the Métis arts community to our third gathering in Ottawa next year.
Welcoming remarks & Models of Leadership Session
With Maria Campbell and Val Vint.
Roundtable: Transferring Knowledge
Sherry Farrell Racette, Cheryl Troupe, Margaret Harrison, Karon Schmon
Facilitator: Michelle McGeough
This roundtable considered the importance of knowledge transference and asks, what knowledges need to be shared intergenerationally, and how are artists and arts workers approaching this task? What structures exist or need to be developed to support knowledge transference?
Roundtable: Our Stories of Change
Marjorie Beaucage, Tristan Durocher, Jim Logan
Facilitator: Rhéanne Chartrand
This roundtable focused on histories of organizing and action and asks how positive change is made and sustained, what barriers to change exist and how these can be addressed.
Roundtable: Our Artists
Leah Marie Dorion, Audie Murray, Amy Briley
Facilitator: Jaime Morse
The roundtable considered the following questions: Who is the Métis artist today? What are Métis artists doing? How are Métis artists being supported? What supports do Métis artists need? The pressing issue of self-identification may also be raised.
Jesse Ray Short
Lynette La Fontaine
Melanie Monique Rose
Videos by Gavin Baird, video assistant Levi Mierau.
Photos by Tenille Campbell and Kaylee Maddison.