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Local Algonquin artists spearheading Truth and Reconciliation project

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It is an exhibition that the curators say will unite both Canadians and Indigenous Nations.

Robin Tinney and Rocky Lawrence Green are members of the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation and are both artists. They are working on an Algonquin Art exhibit called the Truth and Reconciliation Project.

The exhibit’s goal is to have both Indigenous People and Canadian contemplate their shared histories, and examine the present situation and the potential futures. They also want to build connections between all Algonquin People and promote their community, while also engaging with non-Indigenous People from the Bancroft area.

The exhibit will be split into two sections. The “Truth” part will focus on Algonquin perspectives and their experiences with colonization. The second half, “Reconciliation” will be focused on local, non-Indigenous artists as they contemplate their part in what Reconciliation looks like.

The exhibit is planned to happen at the Art Gallery of Bancroft during the summer and fall of 2023.

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