Bluecoat Talk with Artist Ruth Cuthand
September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ruth Cuthand was born in 1954 and she is of Plains Cree and Scottish ancestry. She is a member of Little Pine First Nation but spent most of her childhood in Cardston, Alberta, near the Blood Reserve. For more than 40 years she has used her art as a platform to present historic and contemporary Indigenous/settler experiences, with an emphasis on Indigenous health.
Her 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.
Tune in live and join the conversation between Ruth Cuthand and Science North Bluecoat Grace Schmidt.