Lana Whiskeyjack: The Beauty of Alsena (y-dialect)

I enjoyed meeting filmmaker Lana Whiskeyjack of Saddle Lake, Alberta, when she spoke at the Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy Conference, held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in October 2017, and I’m grateful f0r the Youtube video links she sent me to share here.

The beauty of Alsena shared in nêhiyawêwin

This video is about the beauty of Indigenous women from their own living stories. Alsena shares her story about when she feels most beautiful, spoken in her first language – nêhiyawêwin (Cree). Digital story and oil painting by Lana Whiskeyjack. Mother Earth prayer song by Alsena White. Dedicated to all the powerful iskwêwak and nâpêwak who love and honour iskwêwak. hay-hay mistahi to the Alberta Foundation of the Arts for the grant to produce the series of oil paintings.

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