Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories

National Aboriginal Day in Canada is today, June 21, 2017. These pictures were taken near my home in Edmonton and show an art installation including a Giving Tree and several murals.  The images and words are both sad and hopeful, grieving and rejoicing.  I came away with an unsettling mixture of emotions, which is as it should be.

The installation is called Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, and more information about it can be found at https://bleedingheartart.space/medicine stories,  facebook, instagram, and twitter.

Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Mural near Maskihkîy Âcimowin / Medicine Stories, 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta