In conjunction with her exhibition in the Esker Foundation Project Space, mourning home, Glenna Cardinal will discuss her work as an exploration of her deep connection to the loss of her childhood home on the Tsuut’ina Nation to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Through her practice, she works to shed her “colonial identity” as an Indigenous woman, while responding to her forced displacement from HOME; a place that was once safe, but is now a land wiped clean of her maternal existence, and returned to the same people that put First Nations on reserves.
Presented in partnership with the Esker Foundation.
Saturday, February 9th 2019 from 1pm - 2pm
Esker Project Space (444, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary)
Reception to follow at 2pm.
Glenna Cardinal continues to explore her bone-deep connection to the reserve land that she grew up on, the land that was her Tsuut’ina Nation grandmothers’ and is now the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Her work is a response to her displacement and forced colonial identity while seeking comfort in a new place. Cardinal is a Saddle Lake Cree Nation member who continues to reside on her maternal reserve, Tsuut’ina Nation.