KENT MONKMAN’S ‘SHAME & PREJUDICE’ LIGHTS UP THE DARKER SIDE OF CANADIAN HISTORY

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monkman2Cree artist Kent Monkman: “We survived a lot of horrible things and we’re still here. We’re not relics of the past. Canadians are learning more about the darker history of this country that has been glossed over, that was never in our school curriculums.”

<ABOVE – “The Daddies”, the artist’s version of the famous portrait ‘Fathers of the Confederation’, with Monkman’s alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle front and centre. “The point is there was no thought toward Indigenous people in that meeting.”.>

monkman6“I’m calling it my ‘Canada150’ … I wanted to present a perspective that reflected on the 150 years of Indigenous experience. This is my celebration of the resilience of Indigenous people.”

monkman4<ABOVE – “The Scream” shows Indigenous children being taken away from their families by the Catholic church.>