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Vanessa's Blog 2.0

Pan-Aboriginal Confederation, anyone?

As the years have passed, I have seen the aboriginal condition only worsen. We do not have the rights that the white men enjoy, nor the power to bargain for any sort of deal. The treaties continue to sell our land, without regard for the people and where they will hunt and live. The white people invade our land even where there are no treaties, and force us out of.. Read More

The center of the solar system…. In-depth #6

Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats White hat = information Red hat = feelings and intuition Black hat = critical thinking Yellow hat = values and benefits Green hat = new ideas/alternatives Blue hat = organizes other hats; moderator In the last two weeks of in-depth, I’ve had the chance to further develop my two main art pieces: the jellyfish and the space junk mobile. I’ve had a lot of.. Read More

1st Mentor Meeting: Mission Successful

So, I had my first meeting with my mentor last night. I was a bit worried, because we’d never met before and I wasn’t entirely sure what would transpire that evening. But, “only good things” as I told myself, were about to occur. My mentor is an incredibly kind and generous person. She lives within a 15 minute drive for me, so she’s also quite local. When meeting with her,.. Read More

In-Depth Week 7

Good news! I have a mentor!! She is a local artists who is exploring recycled art right now – she’s famous for making little, personalized dolls. She also teaches at Place des Arts for painting. We’re going to meet for the first time on Monday, so I’ll probably make a post on Tuesday night briefly reflecting on the experience. I recently got new information about my mentor, and I have.. Read More

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