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New exhibit in Prince George gallery brings personal perspective to Métis history – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202319 Views

Mar 20, 2023

Erin Stagg’s Otipemisewak is making a powerful connection with its audience, according to curator

Growing up in the northern B.C. community of Fort St. James, Erin Stagg was surrounded by Carrier culture and learned all about it. At the same time, she found out very little about her own heritage.

As a person of Métis descent, she says her lack of knowledge about the Métis people struck home when she was about to become a mother.

“As I got pregnant, I realized, ‘What am I going to tell my daughter?’ And so I kind of dug in, and I learned,” she said on CBC’s Daybreak North.

Stagg is now an interdisciplinary artist who lives in Prince George, about 160 kilometres southeast of her hometown. Last week, she was front and centre in the opening of her new exhibit at Prince George’s Two Rivers Gallery.

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