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On Art: “Ikaitapiitsinikssin (Stories of our ancestors)” in Lethbridge


Casa Lethbridge, a sizeable gallery space in Lethbridge, unveiled seven new exhibitions on November 12. Among the works being presented is Blackfoot artist Bryce Many Fingers / Bryce Singer and his exhibition Ikaitapiitsinikssin (Stories of our ancestors).

Utilizing mixed media and vibrant colours, Bryce showcases traditional Blackfoot stories via illustrations that depict iconic moments. The winter season was often a time for the Blackfoot people to gather around a fire and tell stories while in camp.

These stories carry with them the history, morals and connection to the land which contribute to the Blackfoot identity. Through his works, like those featured in Ikaitapiitsinikssin (Stories of our ancestors), Bryce is aiding in the continuation and preservation of his people’s stories.

Bryce joined CKUA’s Lisa Wilton on Traffic Jams to talk about his latest exhibition, on now at Casa Lethbridge: