Being Legendary: Honouring Our Histories and Identities


Being Legendary: Honouring Our Histories and Identities

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This video was produced by YouthREX.


Curated by Cree artist Kent Monkman, BEING LEGENDARY presents an installation of new original paintings by the artist alongside cultural belongings from collections at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto.

Through the power of storytelling, Monkman reframes the forced interruptions of the colonial project on Turtle Island and honours leaders in the community who shine a light forward for future generations.

Led by Dr. Joey-Lynn Wabie, YouthREX’s Academic Director for Indigenous Initiatives (and Assistant Professor, School of Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University), YouthREX brought together social work students from Laurentian University, York University, and the University of Toronto to experience the exhibition.

We were also privileged with an introductory talk by Anishinaabe Elder Vivian Recollet of Wikwemikong Unceded Territory (now residing in Tkaronto).

Following the exhibit, the students held sharing circles to discuss Kent Monkman’s art and its relation to social work, social justice, education, and reconciliation.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2023, August 9). Being Legendary: Honouring Our Histories and Identities [Video]. YouTube.

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