Vol 38, No 1 (2017)

What’s Intersectional about Intersectionality Now? & Intersectionality in Austere Times: Boundary Crossing Conversations


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"Red Dress Day Oct 4." is a tribute to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. It is one in a series of paintings based on layers of markings and tissue paper over a grid of 1200 squares in memory of the more than 1200 documented cases.  A Winnipeg Metis multidisciplinary artist - Jaime Black - created the Red Dress Project. See: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WeAreTheLand2017/about/.  The first October 4th vigil was held in 2006. The Native Women’s Association of Canada has been monitoring and reporting on the murdered and missing indigenous women and girls crisis since 2002. See: https://www.nwac.ca/mmiwg/

Artist: 

Dianne Patychuk is a Toronto artist with prairie roots. She worked as a nurse and community health planner for over 30 years. She has been exhibiting her art since 2002. Since 2015, her paintings are inspired by the ‘calls to action’ in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and the responsibility of settler society to atone for and undo the harms of colonialism past and present. Proceeds from her paintings support youth initiatives in northern First Nations communities.  www.diannepatychuk.ca