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The Length of Grief: The daughters of Métis Mothers
Amy Malbeuf
January 19 to February 23, 2018
Opening: Friday, January 19, 8pm

Amy Malbeuf, The Length of Grief: The daughters of Métis Mothers (film still), 2016.

Inspired by two Métis women’s intuitive responses to grief The Length of Grief: The daughters of Métis Mothers explores loss. Through the exhibition the artist accesses personal, familial, ancestral, and collective narratives and experiences of loss to explore Indigenous feminism and Indigenous concepts of time as they relate to the strength and resilience of Indigenous women.

Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Through utilizing mediums such as caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, performance, and video Malbeuf explores notions of identity, place, language, and ecology. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in over forty shows. She holds a MFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Malbeuf has been the recipient of such honours as the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, the 2016 William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists in Canada from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, a 2017 REVEAL award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation and was long listed for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.

She is Spitting a Mouthful of Stars (nikâwi’s song)
Billboard project by Gregory Scofield
January/ February 2018

She is Spitting a Mouthful of Stars was written by award-winning Métis poet Gregory Scofield, whose aunt was murdered in 1998. The poem will be featured on AKA’s billboard space as the final project in a series of the same title surveying multidisciplinary approaches to protest, resistance and activism. She is spitting a mouthful of stars is a powerful personal response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The poem honours the women and families who are impacted by this national crisis. Listen to Scofield read the poem for CBC’s the Next Chapter here.

Gregory Scofield is Red River Metis of Cree, Scottish and European descent whose ancestry can be traced to the fur trade and to the Metis community of Kinesota, Manitoba. He has taught First Nations and Metis Literature and Creative Writing at Brandon University, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and the Alberta College of Art + Design. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in English at Laurentian University where he teaches Creative Writing, and previously served as writer-in-residence at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Memorial University. Scofield won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 1994 for his debut collection, The Gathering: Stones for the Medicine Wheel. In addition to several volumes of poetry, Scofield is the author of the memoir, Thunder Through My Veins (1999), and his latest collection of poetry is Witness, I Am (2016). In 2016, The Writers’ Trust of Canada awarded Scofield with the Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize.

Locals Only Preserve Library: Tea & Bannock
January 27, 2018 1 to 3pm
AKA, 424 20th Street West


Join AKA, CHEP Good Food Inc. and Holly Schmidt and Alana Bartol, Locals Only January artists-in-residence, for a come-and-go tea to launch the Preserve Library. Throughout the year, the Preserve Library will collect preserved foods, from jams to pickles to pemmican, as well as recipes, techniques and stories of preservation from visitors and communities members. Recipes in the Preserve Library will be available to take home as a way of sharing traditional and contemporary methods of preserving foods.

Locals Only is a large-scale multi-year art project that explores food security, community-led resource development, and intergenerational exchange in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. Locals Only is one of 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35 million initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada. Locals Only was developed with preliminary research funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board Artists in Communities grant.


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Saskatoon, Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis
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