Through 30 portraits, striking imagery of men, women, and children dressed in colourful regalia tell their personal stories as well as those of their people and their worldview. The photo exhibit allows visitors to get a glimpse of a powwow and see images of men, women and children from 14 First Nations. The exhibition is a tribute to the power of the powwow and traditional culture.
Stepping discreetly into a little-known world, exhibition creators Aline Saffore and Roland Lorente travelled nearly 10,000 kilometres throughout Eastern Canada and attended more than 20 powwows. Their harvest would prove bountiful: 30 portraits, 30 powerful encounters, a warm welcome and a deep conviction that Indigenous Peoples’ cultures are key elements of human diversity that should be more well-known and preserved.
The limited-time exhibition is hosted at an unforgettable location, on the new observation level, from Jan. 21 to March 31. Exhibit admission is included with any CN Tower observation ticket or when you dine at the 360 restaurant.
Andrew James photo