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Peetabeck

EVT398067

Ongoing event running from: Thu May 02, 2019 - Fri May 31, 2019

Location

Bloor/Gladstone

Peetabeck, the traditional name for Fort Albany First Nation, is a remote Indigenous community of around 900 people on the coast of James Bay in Northern Ontario. This Cree community is home to many survivors of the notorious St. Anne's Residential School which operated in Fort Albany. Like many First Nations reserves in Canada, Peetabeck is on simultaneous paths of recovery, re-discovery, and preservation.

Nick Kozak's 11 framed photographs from Fort Albany shed light on the daily lives of young (Fort) Albanians, and show that, although they face enormous challenges, there is much hope in their community.

Nick Kozak is a freelance photojournalist whose current work is focused on the issues of community and identity, their inseparability and constant state of flux. His exhibition is supported by the Ontario Arts Council http://www.arts.on.ca .

Photo: A game called Particles played during the Fort Albany Youth Gathering, from the series Peetabeck by Nick Kozak, 2016.

Audiences

Adult • Pre-School Children • School-Age Children • Teen

Categories

Art Exhibits