Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
From left to right. Aboriginal woman figure holding feather fan looking towards the center where 2 raven are in flight. 4 buffalo skulls on right corner of wall.
Artist(s): Kalum Teke Dan

Bones of our Past

Completed: 2022

“This is a piece that speaks towards the history of the residential school system and powerfully depicts the survival and strength of Indigenous people, even through historical violence. Kalum paints a girl in traditional regalia with her buffalo skull staff, ravens fly around her ushering her forward. This mural sits high above Mohkinstsis, on High Park and should serve as a reminder of what it really means for all of us to exist on this land, and how much more work there needs to be done for true reconciliation. At BUMP we hope to continue programming incredible Indigenous muralists whose public art shifts our perspectives in real time, whose transformation of public spaces around the city is necessary and profound.”

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Part of YYC BUMP (Beltline Urban Murals Project)
Funded by TD Canada Trust

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 340 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0A6 Get Directions