A New Painting by Wolf Spirit
April 30 – May 11 –Raffle tickets for Harvey’s painting for sale at Some Other Solutions
Local Wood Buffalo Artist and long-time Some Other Solutions supporter Roger Harvey has donated his latest painting to Some Other Solutions. The work is called Spirits of our Fallen Sisters. He has requested that the painting be raffled to raise funds for the organization, and to raise awareness for National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on May 5th. Harvey has also requested that the awareness be inclusive of all women.
Indigenous women comprise 4.3% of the Canadian population, however they make up 16% of female homicides in the country. Studies show that Indigenous women have six times the murder rate than non-Indigenous women and there have been 1,181 cases recorded in the past thirty years.
Spirits of our Fallen Sisters and the imagery draws from Ojibwe symbology. The turtle depicted represents Mother Earth, also called Turtle Island. The feathers represent the spirits of those that have carried on. The painting is 36”x36” and is acrylic on canvas.
Roger Harvey is a Wood Buffalo artist specializing in acrylic. Harvey signs his works W.S. as homage to his Ojibwe name Wolf Spirit, Ishpiming Amoset Meeyagaham – wolf who walks above land but not on land. He is a member of the turtle clan, and is a lodge keeper, fire keeper, sundancer, baby elder in training and still makes time to give back to his community. On Thursday afternoons at the hospital, Harvey leads an Elder’s Circle on the 4th floor in the Continuing Care unit from 2:00pm-3:00pm. The session includes teaching, singing, and smudging.
Raffle tickets for Harvey’s painting will be sold $5.00 each, or $20.00 for five. They will be sold from April 30-May 11, 2018 during Maternal Mental Health Week and Mental Health Week. They can be purchased at Some Other Solutions new location at 202A-8706 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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