Over the past three decades Shelley Niro has won the respect of her peers through her redefinition of contemporary Indigenous experience and the performance of identity. Her resolve, sensitivity and humour are evident from her earliest work.
Niro has proven her dedication to producing art that contributes to Indigenous identity in this country, and to the cultural restructuring of societal relationships within Canada. In this way she gives people a chance to re-think and re-imagine. Her work is situated within the present-day societal shift that is influencing Canadian art as it is reframed and Indigenous visual culture is given its due.
Directed and Produced by: Karen Chapman
Commissioned by: The Canada Arts Council
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