Public service announcement

To mark National Indigenous History Month, Grandmother’s Voice and FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton (FOACM) will host an Indigenous art exhibit focused on Truth and Reconciliation.

Up to 60 pieces of art in a variety of mediums can be viewed in Holcim Gallery, in the lobby of FOACM, from June 6-24, 2023.

Artists represented in the exhibit Our Stories include:

  • Ryan Sandy, a Haudenosaunee sculptor from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, whose sculptures expressing his pride in his culture are found in the Royal Ontario Museum, the Upper Canada Native Art Gallery and elsewhere.
  • Raymond Skye, a self-taught artist specializing in wildlife and portraits born on Six Nations Grand River Territory, who credits his parents’ traditional teachings for helping him portray his culture.
  • Cassandra Bomberry, a Kanien’kehá:ka artist from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, who studies graphic design at Mohawk College. She cites her culture as inspiration for her illustrations in digital and traditional media.
  • Wiiji'iwe Collective, a group based in Dundas, Ontario, dedicated to supporting Indigenous artists living in remote areas of Canada.

The exhibit, Our Stories, was assembled by Grandmother’s Voice, an Indigenous women-led organization in Milton, to depict narratives left out of Canadian history for centuries as a way to “touch your heart and support you through truth 'to' reconciliation.”

The exhibit’s opening will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Learn more about the gallery and show online.

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Rob Faulkner
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Email Communications Staff