EDITH KRUEGER, SINNAMHITQUH DRAWING FROM NK’MIP CHRONICLES EDITED BY ANDREA WALSH, 2005. PHOTO: OSOYOOS MUSEUM SOCIETY COLLECTION
There Is Truth Here
Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC - Apr 5, 2019 – Jan 2020
Subtitled Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, this exhibition brings us rare surviving paintings, drawings, and sewing and beading samples, along with documents of drum work, drama and singing, by Indigenous children in British Columbia and Manitoba. Images include wild animals, warriors with bows and arrows, scenes of labour and daily life, and – most harrowing – smiling ghosts and skeletons dancing in a graveyard. All bear witness to the experiences of survivors.