Queen's University

Conversations in Indigenous Art:
Cheryl L’Hirondelle

Agnes Atrium
12 November 2015
11:30 am
“Why The Caged Bird Sings”
The “Conversations in Indigenous Art” series, organized by Indigenous Studies at Queen’s, presents Cheryl L’Hirondelle at the Agnes Atrium on Thursday 12 November at 11:30 am. The work of this Cree/Métis artist spans a wide range of forms including new media art, singing, curating, and songwriting. Her presentation will focus on her ongoing project Why The Caged Bird Sings (2008-present), in which she has worked with groups of predominately Indigenous incarcerated women and detained youth to co-create songs about their experiences. This inclusive creative process was designed to enable participants, who are at risk of having their voices, histories and identities erased, to create their own songs and to engage in conscious reconsideration of their own self-worth. All are welcome, and admission is free.

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