Beaded and embroidered panels hang from the ceiling surrounding a strawberry, honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women. The flow of one piece to the next intends to mirror the connection between all living things and the sisterhood Indigenous women share. As people wade through the sea of red, it is a reminder that these women have been taken but are not forgotten. This piece aims to bring the genocide of Indigenous women to the forefront of the viewer’s mind.
Bekah Brown is a multi-disciplinary Anishinaabe artist who grew up in northern Alberta on Dene territory. Her work reflects what she sees in society. She is continually learning her Anishinaabe culture, using her creative practices to connect and heal. She aims to use the platforms she can access to amplify the voices of Indigenous women and to foreground issues that colonialism perpetuates.