The subject of the "violent male savage" is nothing new in the mythos of historical and contemporary colonial history in Canada. There are many pop culture references. From writings of the famous British novelist James Fenimore Cooper and his work "Last of the Mohicans" to other famous writers like J.M. Barrie and his Disney version of "Peter Pan". To contemporary media representations. The image evokes fear, anxiety, and alarmist behavior and reactions by Canadian society. Join us for a check in, presentation, discussion with internationally recognized Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel to speak about this phenomenon and his own experiences on the subject.
All Grades K-12
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Brandon Gabriel, Kʷələxʷəlstən, was born and raised in the Kwantlen Nation community in unceded and present-day Fort Langley, BC. Brandon is an internationally renowned mixed media visual artist, designer, muralist, activist, and educator. He graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Brandon currently continues his practice from a studio in his home where he lives with his partner, Lut’sel’ke Dené scholar, artist, and activist Melinda Bige, and their daughter Jamie.