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First Nations Fine Arts 106/206: Library Resource Guide


Ash-Milby, Kathleen, and Ruth B. Phillips. “Inclusivity or Sovereignty? Native American Arts in the Gallery and the Museum since 1992.” Art Journal, vol. 76, no. 2, Summer 2017, pp. 10-38. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/00043249.2017.1367190.

Ernst, Stacy A. “Indigenous Sovereignty and Settler Amnesia: Robert Houle’s Premises for Self Rule.” RACAR (Revue d’Art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review), vol. 42, no. 2, Sept. 2017, pp. 108-120, doi:10.7202/1042950ar.

Griffith, Jane. “One Little, Two Little, Three Canadians: The Indians of Canada Pavilion and Public Pedagogy, Expo 1967.” Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 49, no. 2, Spring 2015, pp. 171-204. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3138/jcs.49.2.171.

Hopkins, Candice. “We Are Always Turning Around on Purpose: Reflecting on Three Decades of Indigenous Curatorial Practice.” Art Journal, vol. 76, no. 2, Summer 2017, pp. 39-47. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/00043249.2017.1367191.

Kisin, Eugenia. “Archival Predecessors and Indigenous Modernisms: Archives in Contemporary Curatorial Practice on the Northwest Coast.” RACAR (Revue d’Art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review), vol. 42, no. 2, Sept. 2017, pp. 72-86, doi:10.7202/1042947ar.

Martineau, Jarrett. “An Interview with Tania Willard on Beat Nation, Indigenous Curation and Changing the World through Art.” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 218-224,


Examples of Artist's Statements

Chien, Sammy. "The Front." BC Studies, no. 206, Summer 2020, pp. 3-4. EBSCOhost,

Edenshaw, Derek (Khils Guula Gaayas) and Dedos (Nelson Garcia). "The Front." BC Studies, no. 207, Sept. 2020, pp. 5-6. EBSCOhost,

Strong, Amanda. "The Front." BC Studies, no. 205, Spring 2020, pp. 5-6. EBSCOhost,

Williams, Sanford. "The Front." BC Studies, no. 204, Winter 2019, p. 5. EBSCOhost,

A visit to the "Indians of Canada" pavilion at Expo 67, Montréal. Inside there are Indigenous artifacts, but even more arresting are the printed placards that tell the story of the Indigenous peoples in North America, written without rancor but recalling what their contact with European settlers has cost in freedom of movement, in loss of land, and in loss of health of body and spirit.