Residential School mural? #yeg #edmonton #trains (at Grandin/Government Centre LRT Station)
You can read all about the controversy surrounding this hideous and deeply troubling mural here (and yes, that’s Bishop Grandin, a nun holding an aboriginal child, a residential school in the background, and an aboriginal family being led away from their child and towards a train station).
David Faber and Lewis Cardinal at Pecha Kucha 13 (June 2012) speaking on their “Spirit of Edmonton” proposal to the City of Edmonton, which envisions the development of an Indigenous Centre for Art and Knowledge, an aboriginal cultural venue at Fort Edmonton Park, an urban aboriginal youth arts centre, an Edmonton indigenous cultures walking trail in the river valley, the reclamation of areas of significance to native peoples of Edmonton, including Rossdale Flats, among other initiatives.
The Spirit of Edmonton proposal is available here. (I’m curious to know whether the horror that was the 2013 provincial budget affected the proposal, although it appears that the Fort Edmonton addition and walking trail may be going ahead).