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Mashkiki

SUMMER 2023

Mashkiki
As part of Jamii's 5th Annual Celebrating Cultures Event

Exhibited at The Esplanade & Princess St. David Crombie Park

"With this photo exhibition, I intend to capture the essence of life medicine and the human experience and I aim to create each photograph as a unique moment frozen in time, a tiny fragment of a larger story waiting to be told." - Morningstar Quill, photographer.  All photos were taken in Pikangikum First Nation.


​​Unveiled on June 21, 2023
On display from June to November 2023

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CREDITS

Photographer: Morningstar Quill

Curator: Isorine Marc

Graphic Designer: Iris Unlu

Additional Photo Editing: Sabrine S. Hakam

Additional Coordination: Vanessa Hazel


Click here to read more about photographer Morningstar Quill


Artistic Statement by Morningstar Quill:

With this photo exhibition, I intend to capture the essence of life medicine and the human experience and I aim to create each photograph as a unique moment frozen in time, a tiny fragment of a larger story waiting to be told.

 

Through this exhibition, you will experience a glimpse into what life medicine means to me and people in Pikangikum First Nation.  For example, culture serves as a powerful medicine for individuals and communities, providing identity, pride, and connection to roots. Family is a vital source of great health, fostering love, trust, and emotional support. With nature and wildlife, one can connect to something greater, and nurture empathy for other living beings.

I capture a sewing sessions with young women from Pikangikum making Ribbon Skirts: such activity supports social connections, fostering a sense of community and shared interests.

 

Last but not least, sports and games are a powerful medicine for physical and mental health. Not only it contributes to overall well-being and positive emotions, but laughter and friendship are medicine.

 

This exhibition is an invitation to explore what is your own medicine and what you need to heal and take care of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Most of all, let them remind you of the infinite possibilities that lie within each and every one of us.

All photos were taken in Pikangikum First Nation.



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Photos by Isorine Marc

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