Featuring the works of Lana Whiskeyjack, kisikayastew ᑭᓯᑲᔭᐢᑌᐤ…when the night shines like the day explores the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons. Within the nêhiyaw (Cree) annual calendar, the year is divided into thirteen moons, each with their own teachings and spiritual significance. Passed on in ceremony and from community knowledge keepers, the teachings remind iskwêwak (women) and diverse genders of their sacred role to nurture and safeguard the culture and lifestyle of the community.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by the AGA’s Adjunct Indigenous Curator MJ Belcourt Moses. This exhibition is presented by the Poole Centre of Design and the Capital Power Indigenous Art Fund.