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April 9, 2000 - August 20, 2000
Location: George Gustav Heye Center, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
On view are installation pieces by seven native artists from across Canada and the United States that express the complex connections between community and identity: Mary Longman (Plains Cree), Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa), Marianne Nicholson (Kwakwaka'wakw), Shelley Niro (Mohawk), Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora), Mateo Romero (Tewa), and C. Maxx Stevens (Seminole). The installations include a classroom setting, a conceptual "Big House" incorporating traditional and present-day West Coast designs, and a mural reminiscent of cave paintings. This exhibition is organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization.