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Parks Canada seeks Indigenous artists for Bellevue House – YGK News

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202326 Views

January 6, 2023

As part of its restoration and renewal of Kingston’s Bellevue House, Parks Canada has a call out for Indigenous artists to create art installations that will be displayed in both the interior and exterior of the historic property.

The call for artists is part of a plan to tell a more complete view of Sir John A. Macdonald’s “complex legacy” and include varied perspectives in telling that story, notably those of Indigenous people.

Macdonald, of course, has become a more controversial figure in recent years as his prominent role in orchestrating cultural genocide through residential schools has been pushed further into the mainstream.

The story told at Bellevue House previously focused primarily on 1848 and Sir John A. Macdonald’s time with his first wife and son living in the house at that time.

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