The Cree called the Métis Otipemisewak, or “the people who own themselves,” because they followed the beat of their own drum. This series of acrylic paintings by Prince George-based interdisciplinary artist Erin Stagg captures this intangible spirit of the Métis culture by illustrating stories of the Métis people through her own family history.
This travelling exhibition is a smaller version of a galleria exhibition that was hosted at Two Rivers Gallery from March 17th to May 7th, 2023.
McBride Valley Museum and Archives from October 17 – November 17, 2023
Proudly supported by MNBC’s Nakaatchihtow Arts and Culture Project Grant
Featured artwork: Erin Stagg, Seventh Fire, 2022.