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Julia Caron: November 2013 Archives

Salon du livre des Premières Nations

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The third edition of the Salon du livre des Premières Nations (Kwahiatonhk!) is taking place this weekend.
Louis-Karl Picard Sioui is one of the organizers of the event, in addition to being a Huron-Wendat writer himself. Sioui tells our Julia Caron why creating an event like this one, fostering discussions around what it means to be exploring ideas like sovereignty and identity from a First Nations perspective, can only be a good thing.

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Sharing art and land in Carleton-sur-Mer

541770_421944334594813_1292865939_n.jpgWhose land is it anyway? How are our cultural and racial identities tied to the land we live on? Those are just some of the questions addressed in a new exhibition along the Baie des Chaleurs. Territoires Partagés/Shared Lands is a new collaborative exhibition on display at Vaste et Vague, an artist run center in Carleton-sur-Mer. France Trépanier took some time away from the chaos of getting the exhibition ready on time to tell our Julia Caron about what inspired it all to begin with.
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Haiti: In Extremis

haitimarla.jpgA new exhibition at the Musée de la Civilization in Quebec City celebrates the dark and the light in contemporary Haitian art. It's called Haiti: in extremis. Our Julia Caron went by for a visit on opening day, guided by Marla Berns, director of the Fowler museum at UCLA. That's the museum that lent many of the contemporary works, ranging from paintings, beaded flags, and sculptures, to the Musee de la Civilization. Marla Berns was in Haiti shortly after the 2010 earthquake, and shares firsthand how natural disaster and tragedy shaped what Haitian artists are driven to share with the world.
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