Maskihkîy âcimowin/Medicine Stories
The Diocese of Edmonton’s Indigenous Ministries Initiative and Bleeding Heart Art Space collaborated with a number of local partners on a new public art installation, made possible by a grant from the Anglican Foundation of Canada. The project featured a large, colourful tree sculpture, inspired by the traditional Métis story, The Giving Tree. The tree became a gathering place for story, ceremony and song, and created a sacred space to further the work of reconciliation and healing.
From Saturday, May 27th until National Aboriginal Day, June 21st, visitors to the site had the opportunity to download an app and listen to the voices of diverse indigenous and non-indigenous peoples sharing stories of healing, reconciliation, land and home. They also discovered opportunities to share their own stories and thoughts. The site was accessible to the public on an on-going basis for the duration of the project.
View some photos of the installation below.