historicacanadaTaylor McPherson, of Miawpukek First Nation, was one of our 2016 Aboriginal Arts & Stories winners for her piece, "Identity." In her artist statement she said, "My work includes many words that indigenous peoples have been stereotyped/labeled, including some key elements that society as a whole has constructed. The portrait of the girl is me; I am not familiar with my aboriginal culture as much as l would like, having been raised in the white western culture I do feel the disconnect. However, underneath my white skin there is First Nations blood from the tribe Miawpukek that runs through me and holds my history, my story." #indigenousart #identity #stereotypes #history #firstnations #miawpukek
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