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Connecting Through Stories

“Connecting Through Stories” brought a diverse group of people together to explore relationships and connection to land through art making.
The one day event began with an opening ceremony led by Elder Diane Michano-Richmond. Community engaged artists Eleanor Albanese and Michelle Richmond-Saravia then guided the participants through a creative process that explored relationships through storytelling, art making and connection to the Land.
Participants included the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre Lifelong Care Program, Community Closing Assistance, students from Confederation College course with Michelle Richmond-Saravia and Cindy Visser’s grade 5/6 classroom from St. James School.
The event contributed to Article 63 of the Call to Actions contained in the Truth and Reconciliation Report, which calls for “building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect,” and Article 83, which calls for “a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process”.
Connecting Through Stories is made possible with generous support of HC Link, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, beSuperior Consulting and artist Crystal Nielsen. Co-ordinated by Carole Kajorinne.

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1080 Keewatin Street
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
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Tue to Thurs: noon to 8pm
Fri to Sun: noon to 5pm


Adults $3.00 + HST
Seniors and Students $1.50 + HST Children (under 12) FREE Gallery Members FREE


Tel: 807 577 6427

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