“Heather Majaury (Algonquin Anishinabekwe) moved to the Haldimand Tract in 2002. The descendant of historically unregistered Indigenous people and pioneer settlers she grew up in Algonquin traditional territory where most of her close and extended family still remain. She is a performing artist who privileges the community-based storytelling of lived experience as expert knowledge in her ongoing praxis. She believes that story-sharing (dibajmowinan) is a powerful tool that can be used in the service of ongoing reconciliation to help inform social policy and actions. Crucial to the work of developing resilient communities is the cultivation of common social memory while also respecting and learning from individual variance, difference and diversity within larger and more general narratives. She feels the spaces and tensions evoked between patterns and anomalies, chatter and silences as holding dynamic generative and transformative potential toward positive social change.
In Neighbours, Heather enlists the community in responding to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Call To Action 93 through quilt making, story sharing another arts-based methods.
All are welcome to participate.
Family Quilt Square Making
Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm, QS Gallery
Drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.
Family Quilt Square Making – Special Edition
Thursday March 14, 6:00-8:00pm, QS Gallery
Newcomer and Indigenous families are invited to drop by the gallery to make a square in our collaborative quilt, part of our Neighbours project happening throughout March.
Tales of Turtle Island
Monday – Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm
Join Heather Majuary for a special story time with traditional tales of Turtle Island.
Join us every Thursday night during the Neighbours project for discussion and sharing led by Heather Majaury with special guests:
Thursday March 21, 6-8pm
Thursday March 28, 6-8pm
Thursday April 4, 6-8pm
Thursday April 11, 6-8pm
QUEEN’S SQUARE GALLERY
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460, follow on Twitter or on Facebook.”
For more information, please visit Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange’s website.
-from Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
Photo: Hannah Lightfoot, Neighbours Participant. 2019. Photo by Sarah Bennett