Iskwew – Sandra Lamouche

Iskwew – Sandra Lamouche

Iskwew – Sandra Lamouche

ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ Iskwew is the Cree word for women. It is related to the root words iskotew- fire and oteh-heart; It is represented by the fire in the middle of the lodge or tipi. Women are the heart of the family and community, cultural carriers, life givers, leaders and so much more. These images explore themes related to Indigenous womanhood from a nehiyaw perspective with decolonial, land based, and social justice themes in mind.

Sandra Lamouche is a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation residing on the land of the Nitsitapi (Blackfoot people) of Southern Alberta. She is a champion hoop dancer, award-winning Indigenous educational leader, TEDx Speaker, author, and transdisciplinary storyteller and artist. She received an M.A. researching Indigenous Dance and well-being. The hoop dance and its teachings of unity, balance, equality and interconnectedness of creation guides her work. This includes land based practices, environmental and climate related topics as well as, social justice issues include advocacy for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Residential School Survivors and their descendants, which directly impact her and her friends and family. 

Date:January 27th, 2024  -  March 23rd, 2024

Location:Casa - Passage Gallery

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