Painting Graffit Canoe-#2 by Sharon  Hunter

Graffit Canoe-#2

Mikw Chiyam is an arts concentration project working together with schools in the James Bay Eeyou and Cree school board.  Artists, Mikw Chiyam arts teachers and youth create projects which rise from youth voices into a wide range of mediums.  Graffiti canoe, Elder and knowledge keepers showed youth how to build a canoe frame and canoe frame from willow. Myself, Elders and youth sewed the canvas cover over the canoe which was then spray painted.  Images youth designed reflected personal and cultural meaning.