Bluecoat Talk with Artist Ruth Cuthand

by Shelby Smith

Science North and The Muse are proud to present this recording of a Bluecoat Talk with artist Ruth Cuthand that took place on September 23, 2021 as part of the Kenora Science Festival.

Cuthand’s exhibition, Beads of Truth, is on display at the Douglas Family Art Centre from September 17 – November 27, 2021. The exhibition features a variety of artworks from Cuthand that bring a greater awareness to the history of diseases which devastated First Nations peoples upon contact with European settlers, brings to light specific historical campaigns to subjugate Indigenous peoples, addresses current struggles of poor conditions for those living on First Nation reserves, and acknowledges the intergenerational trauma inherited by subsequent generations through today.

We hope that you enjoy the recording of this conversation between Ruth Cuthand and Science North Bluecoat Grace Schmidt!

Did you know?

The editor of the local newspaper pushed for Kenora to be named “Tresilva” instead.  He thought the word was excellent because it could be written without lifting the pen off the paper. The name Tresilva was tremendously unpopular with the townsfolk and was quickly abandoned.

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