Adrian Stimson (02:23)
Sean O’Neill interviews Stimson, the Blackfoot artist whose art documents the indigenous experience in Canada. He is also known for his persona Buffalo Boy. One residential school’s history has inspired a collaboration with artist AA Bronson.
Artist Background (02:53)
Stimson discusses his Blackfoot heritage and paintings that were inspired by research into his family history with residential schools. He discusses sexual abuse and using art as a method of healing.
Cultural Symbolism (03:05)
Stimson explains the significance of Buffalo Boy and bison imagery in his work. He mulls the implications of accepting the Governor General's Award as a vocal critic of colonialism. O’Neill meets his husband, Happy Grove.
"An Apology to Siksika Nation" (03:01)
Stimson and O'Neill meet Bronson at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Bronson’s great grandfather was a missionary who built the first residential school on Siksika land. Stimson and Bronson collaborate on a project that confronts abuses at those schools.
Old Sun Residential School (06:16)
Stimson, Bronson, and O'Neill visit the school where indigenous children were subjected to neglect and abuse. Stimson invites his guests to dinner with community leaders and friends. Myrna Youngman, a residential school survivor, is overcome with emotion.
Award Ceremony (03:56)
Wanda Nanibush discusses Stimson's importance as an artist and themes in his work; he and other Governor General’s Award recipients receive recognition. Stimson speaks about his Blackfoot heritage and the motivations for his work.
Credits: In the Making: Part 3 (00:33)
Credits: In the Making: Part 3
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