It is an evocative series of portraiture which invites us to consider the parallels between the Holocaust and residential schools, by introducing us to 18 survivors.
Understanding the intergenerational trauma experienced by both the Indigenous and Jewish communities, this series is an important way to acknowledge first-hand accounts of survival, and of building a life, family and community after.
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton has collaborated with Jewish Family Services, and the Indigenous Services team at Edmonton Public Library to bring this exhibition to Edmonton. As part of that, Edmonton Community Foundation was able to provide a small grant to help support a series of Art Therapy Workshops to help people engage with the portraits.
The exhibition is showing at Edmonton Public Library’s Stanley A Milner location until November 25th, and is free to attend.
Find out more about the exhibition: They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.
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