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Submissions deadline to Testify art exhibition – extended

Testify photo

Photos of “Genetikos” and “Paradaxe” by Louise Mandell and Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, courtesy of Kerry Young

The Testify project, a performance and art show celebrating Indigenous laws, has extended its submission deadline. The project is described as follows:

Artists and legal thinkers in conversation with each other to explore Indigenous laws and opportunities for the dynamic expression. Testify creates a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to dream a way forward which respects and reflects the diversity, strength and hope embodied within Indigenous traditions. Law has been a powerful tool of the colonial project. Law was used to subjugate and attempt to wipe out Indigenous Peoples as distinct Peoples, and prohibit Indigenous ceremonies, governance, laws, and cultural expression.

The new extended deadline for the upcoming submission round is November 30, 2016. For information about how to submit a project, you can read more on their website here: http://www.testifyindigenous.ca/join-testify/