Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda fuels important conversation
Art is forcing people to rethink their notions of the original people of this land
By Waubgeshig Rice, CBC News Posted: Mar 01, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 01, 2014 1:33 PM ET
In the eyes of mainstream Canada, there appears to be a resurgence of indigenous culture and voices in the arts. Musicians like A Tribe Called Red and Inez Jasper get significant play and are up for Juno awards. Films like Empire of Dirt and Rhymes for Young Ghouls have created a critical buzz. Artists like Christi Belcourt and Duane Linklater are providing vibrant imagery that tells important stories.