7 Generations Youth Reconciliation Project
Start date: 1 July, 2017
End date: 30 September, 2017
The 7 Generations Youth Reconciliation Project is a collaborative project between the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC), Native Child and Family Services of Toronto's (NCFST) 7th Gen Image Makers, and the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University. The project will bring together diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth artists from across the GTA to engage in facilitated experiential learning and arts-making activities in order to learn about, discuss, and exhibit inspiring and engaging works of art exploring the meaning of Reconciliation.
Nature of the Project Reach
This project will engage up to 14 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth artists who will in turn engage and inspire the wider Toronto arts community to explore the role that they can play in the process of Reconciliation.
Exploring questions such as “What is Reconciliation?” and “How can Reconciliation shape our future together?” participants will tour sites of historical significance and research past and present artistic representations of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Toronto. Participants will collaborate to document this experience through a variety of artistic media, including photography, videography, and land art -- working together to create and exhibit works of art that explore their vision for Reconciliation.
This project will create an inclusive space for diverse young artists to gather and empower them to explore their common interests, learn from each other, and work together to build a vision of Toronto for the future that will engage and inspire all Canadians as they have their own discussions around the concept of Reconciliation.