Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 3:00 PM
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.
Length: 37 mins
Cast & Credits
Director: Beth Wishart MacKenzie
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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.