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Tuesday, September 22nd: Hali Heavy Shield and Faye Heavy Shield: Two Generations of Art

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hali Heavy Shield and Faye Heavy Shield, mother and daughter, both well-known artists, writers and educators who are from the Blood Nation, part of the Blackfoot Confederacy.  They will discuss their mutual influences, the importance of art from an Indigenous perspective and how the land and people are expressed in their art endeavors.

At the request of the presenters, the recorded version of this session is not available.

Hali Heavy Shield

Nato’yi’kina’soyi Holy Light that Shines Bright; Hali Heavy Shield is a member of the Blood Tribe of southern Alberta. A writer and artist, Hali explores various forms of language and literacy such as poetry, Blackfoot storytelling, photography, and graphic art. Ms. Heavy Shield is currently a PhD student and an arts-based researcher at the University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education.

Faye HeavyShield

Faye HeavyShield is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy from the Kainaiwa (Blood) Nation in the foothills of Southern Alberta. She is a fluent speaker of the Blackfoot language and studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. The landscape of HeavyShield’s home community near Stand Off, Alberta is evident in her continuous use of natural materials and imagery found in her minimalist works. HeavyShield has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada.