Re-Dress (Redress)


(.11 delica beads, mounted caribou antlers, acrylic paint and resin)

When I was a little girl my family travelled to visit an Anishinaabe elder, and he saw that we, my family, are of the caribou clan. Our clan system connects families, geographically and linguistically. This caribou was extracted. Its antlers dressed in varnish and mounted as a commodity. Each red bead stitched re-dresses our way of life, redressing tradition and knowledge.

June 2016: exhibited as part of Indian Giver: Truth Telling and Narratives of Representation (2016) at Gallery 1313 in Toronto for Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator