Lana Gets Her Talk

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 3:00 PM
River Park Church Auditorium

Lana Gets Her Talk

An observation of Cree artist Lana Whiskeyjack as she works to complete a mixed-media sculpture of a tortured face, the face of her uncle. Lana calls the piece "Lost My Talk". This brief study of an artist and her work helps us come to some understanding of the trauma experienced by Canada’s Indigenous people in the Indian Residential School system, of its enduring effects on the children of survivors of the IRS, and of one woman’s journey to recover what was lost: dignity, identity, and voice. A story of resilience, Lana’s journey speaks of the power of Indigenous “ways of being” in our time.

Film Information

Year: 2017
Length: 37 mins
Website:  http://www.justicefilmfestival.ca/


Cast & Credits

Director: Beth Wishart MacKenzie


UN Goal


Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.


Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.


Lana Whiskeyjack is an ayisîyiniw ôta asiskiy (human from this earth), and a treaty mixed-media artist, researcher, educator from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta. Lana uses art to explore, deconstruct and redefine oppressive challenges she faces as a treaty nehiyaw iskwew, from body landscapes, motherhood, intergenerational relations, Indigenous identity and Earth Mother connections.