Nadia Myre, Indian Act
Indian Act speaks of the realities of colonization - the effects of contact, and its often-broken and untranslated contracts. The piece consists of all 56 pages of the Canadian Federal Government’s Indian Act mounted on stroud cloth and sewn over with red and white glass beads. Each word is replaced with white beads sewn into the document; the red beads replace the negative space.
This actually brought tears to my eyes. Powerful.
I watched a lovely documentary called Tale of a Forest.
Tale of a Forest is film about the unique Finnish forest, its colourful and diverse life. With its beautiful cinematography and intriguing, unique mix of facts and ancient beliefs related to the forests, the documentary has been an all time box office success among adults and children alike.
It’s not an ordinary nature documentary, because it’s about a father telling his son about the old forest, what ancient beliefs pagans held for many of its creatures, both real and mythical like elves and trolls, gods and monsters.
I recommend it to anyone who’s interested in the Nordic nature or the ancient beliefs we have here.