The Good Lands

October 24, 2017|
The Good Lands by Victoria Dickenson
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Fifty years ago, Canada celebrated its hundredth anniversary of Confederation. At Expo 67, in communities across the country, we celebrated our coming of age as a modern, bilingual, bicultural nation—a place where anyone from any culture could thrive. But beneath the applause and the cheerful music was a darker note. In his public address at the festivities, Chief Dan George lamented what Canada’s centennial did not celebrate: the colonization and marginalization of Indigenous peoples who lived on these “good lands.” Now in the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, we honour a new understanding of our past. We have begun—at long last—to share in a process of national reconciliation and to come together to reimagine our contribution to a global future. Artists give form and meaning to both the land and the invisible landscape of the spirit, both the past and the future. The works of Canada’s artists—both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, historical and contemporary—invite us to see our country and our place within it with new eyes. This book celebrates their visions, as well as the good lands we have shared and shaped for millennia that, in turn, have shaped us.
Victoria Dickenson is former Director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Toronto, as well as President, McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. She inaugurated the post of Chief Knowledge O?cer of the new Canadian federal institution, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2009. For eleven years, she was Exec...
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Title:The Good Lands
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9.97 X 11.31 X 1.09 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9.97 X 11.31 X 1.09 in
Published:October 24, 2017
Publisher:Figure 1 Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781773270241

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