IN THE GALLERY: Tepakohp/7 - March 1 to April 23

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Tepakohp/7 is a multi-artist exhibition which celebrates the stories and experiences of the many Nations of Indigenous Women living on this land we call Saskatchewan. The artists – Melanie Monique Rose, Stacey Fayant, Marcy Friesen, Larissa Kitchemonia, Donna the Strange, Brandy Jones, & Audie Murray - share their stories through their art to amplify, inspire and educate about the diverse relationships and transactions we have to this land and each other.

Tepakohp is the Néhiyaw word for seven and has deep signifcance for Indigenous communities throughout the world. For example, the Haudenosaunee’s (Iroquois) Seventh Generation Principle is a philosophy where decisions made in the present should result in a sustainable future for seven generations to come. Shared by Indigenous nations here on Turtle Island the Seven Grandfather Teachings of Love, Respect, Bravery, Truth, Honesty, Humility and Wisdom are a set of guiding principles to live a good life. As we look towards the future, it is noteworthy that for many families it is now the 7th generation since the Indian Act was frst signed in Canada in 1876.