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Art + Law Indigenous Artist in Residence Program announces its first Artist-in-Residence, Barry Ace from Ottawa. This program supports contemporary Indigenous art and its practices as an integral educational opportunity for both students and community. This initiative was developed in partnership with Arts Council Windsor & Region, the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and School of Creative Arts.

Barry Ace will have access to the newly built, centrally located School of Creative Arts and its wide range of facilities. His project will engage 94 participants in the collaborative making of a Truth and Reconciliation – Calls to Action contemporary wampum belt. The public is invited to the artist talk, exhibition and to participate in this project.  The exhibition will be presented to an international audience during the World Indigenous Law Conference organized by Windsor Law in partnership with Sunchild Law.

About the 2018 World Indigenous Law Conference:

The World Indigenous Law Conference is a partnership between Windsor Law and Sunchild Law. The 2018 World Indigenous Law Conference title and theme is “Waawiiatanong Ziibi: Where the River Bends, The Application of Indigenous Laws in Indigenous Communities and in the Courts.” The conference is at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts along the beautiful riverside on the border of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, USA on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy (the Ojibway, the Odawa and the Potawatomi).

The purpose of the 2018 World Indigenous Law Conference is to bring together lawyers, judges, academics, Knowledge Keepers, policy experts, community leadership, community advocates, students and all interested parties to embark on and share in conversation about the implementation of Indigenous Law into western contemporary legal systems and highlighting Indigenous Laws that already exist in Indigenous communities and Nations. This is the fourth bi-annual global conference represented by the North on Turtle Island.

The public is invited to attend the following events:

Artist Talk with Barry Ace
November 12 @ 12pm
Location: Performance Hall Room 132
School of Creative Arts – University of Windsor
37 University Ave. E, Windsor, Ontario (view map)

Exhibition – For as long as the sun shines; the grass grows and the river flows
November 19-23
Armouries Gallery
37 University Ave. E, Windsor, Ontario (view map)

Truth and Reconciliation Wampum Belt project
November 13-16 | drop-in @ 9am-4pm daily
SoCA- University of Windsor
Alan Wildeman Building , RM 102
360 Freedom Way, Windsor, Ontario (view map)