December 2017 - Bruno Canadien
Bruno Canadien’s art is focused on addressing issues surrounding the intersection of First Nation/Tribal sovereignty, resource exploitation and environmental concerns. He uses mixed media, including collage, adornment, painting and drawing to present evidence of contemporary Indigenous presence and resistance. His more recent work considers the concern aboriginal communities in western Canada and the U.S. have for territories, including wildlife, in the face of unending oil and gas exploration and extraction. Bruno is a member of a northern First Nation (Deh Gah Got’ı́é Kǫ́ę́, Deh Cho Region) and a resident of Alberta. For him, this issue “carries personal resonance… especially in regards to the effects of the Athabasca Tarsands development, which is located within the MacKenzie/Peace watershed, upstream from [his] home community of Fort Providence.”
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