Ashley Callingbull is a 25 year old Cree First Nations woman from the Enoch Cree Nation in the province of Alberta. She graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in the Television Program. She is very devoted to her culture and people, and takes pride in her Native Cree heritage, and has shown this through her volunteer work with community elders and aboriginal youth. By the time Ashley reached 10 years old; she had consecutively won all Enoch’s princess crowns. She is a professionally trained dancer in tap, ballet, jazz, pointe and performed in the Nutcracker.
Designed by Master of Architecture students Kearon Roy Taylor & Genevieve Simms for Architectural Design Studio 5: Option Design Studio, 2016 . Historically, architecture has not served Canada’s indigenous people well. Inadequate models have been imported, often leading to a colonizing impact. An option design studio taught by Associate Professor Mason White in 2016, challenged students to pursue the possibilities of a contemporary traditional architecture that is culturally grounded, yet resists nostalgia. . The Stanton Territorial Health Authority, an existing health network in the North West Territories now under renewal, formed the basis for a design response. Students considered the challenge of health access and delivery for a dispersed population with minimal infrastructure, as well as integrated relationships to land, seasonality, and territory. For many Indigenous peoples, urbanism is almost antithetical to cultural wellbeing, presenting a fundamental conundrum to architecture’s agency in this context… . #UofT #UofTDaniels #MArch #DanielsFaculty #design #Architecture #imadethat #urbanism #NorthWestTerritories 📷: @uoftdaniels
Demian DinéYazhi’ Untitled (For Anna Mae Aquash Pictou), 2013
– Printable poster 18"x 24" –
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, let us take a moment to honor the words and work of the late Mi'kmaq warrior Anna Mae Aquash Pictou, whose lifeline was shortened due to her brave and resilient spirit!
This poster was inspired by Anna Mae’s Aquash’s statement to the Court of South Dakota, made after her arrest and interrogation by the FBI regarding fellow activist Leonard Peltier, who was wanted tor the murder of two FBI agents. The FBI had arrested and interrogated Aquash a number of times throughout 1975, including one in which she was allegedly told she would not live out the year it she did not give up the information they wanted. Aquash claimed to have no information about Peltier. She was murdered in late 1975, and her body was discovered along a stretch of highway in South Dakota in February 1976.
About Anna Mae Aquash (March 27, 1945 – mid-December 1975):
Annie Mae Aquash (Mi'kmaq name Naguset Eask) was a Mi'kmaq activist from Nova Scotia, Canada, who became a member of the American Indian Movement, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, United States during the mid-1970s.
Aquash participated in the 1972 Trail of Broken Treaties and occupation of the Department of Interior headquarters in Washington, DC; the Wounded Knee Incident in 1973; and armed occupations in Canada and Wisconsin in following years. On February 24, 1976, her body was found on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; she was initially determined to have died from exposure but was found to have been executed by gunshot. Aquash was thirty years old at the time of her death.