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Indigenous Art Intensive Keynote Speaker: Michelle LaVallee
May 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us for a series of artist talks, panel conversations and keynote presentations throughout the months of May and June.
The Indigenous Art Intensive features a series of world-renowned speakers, including Michelle LaVallee.
Drop by the University Theatre on Wednesday, May 25 between 12-1 pm.
About the Speaker
Michelle LaVallee is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) and a member of the Neyashiingamiing Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation in Cape Croker, Ontario, and has Canadian settler heritage of English/Scottish/French descent from her mother.
LaVallee currently serves as the Director of Indigenous Ways and Decolonization at the National Gallery of Canada. Previously, she was the Director of the Indigenous Art Centre at Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (Gatineau, QC), where she was responsible for the development, care, and management of Canada’s oldest and only federal heritage collection devoted to Indigenous art.
Her curatorial work has explored the colonial relations that have shaped historical and contemporary culture through exhibitions. She has been a chosen participant for a number of Canadian Indigenous Curators Delegations sent to Australia, New Zealand and Venice, and her curatorial work has been recognized by three Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the City of Regina Mayor’s Arts and Business Awards.