Art

‘We just want people to witness what the kids went through’

Mark Atleo of the Ahousaht First Nation, who also goes by the name Kiikitakashuaa, with his artwork in the background. A survivor of the Alberni Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island, he says painting represented an escape. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

A new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver is displaying rare artworks created by children who attended residential schools — oftentimes, the only surviving materials from their childhood.

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‘Reclaiming what is ours:’ 1st Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week instils pride

Nearly all the models are Indigenous; many current or former foster children

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Chief Beau Dick: Carver, Artist, Advocate, Mentor, Storyteller, Walks On

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun evokes a spectrum of emotions with ‘Unceded Territories’

Aboriginal artist’s new Museum of Anthropology exhibition grapples with Canada’s colonial past

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Human Spirit by Susan Point

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