Photo by Daisy Wu
Artist(s): Carly Morrisseau

nitayānān kīyāpic ōta – we’re still here

Completed: 2021

Artist Statement: ““We’re still here” depicts an illustration created with the focus of sharing artwork that can be recognized by other Indigenous people through the use of Cree syllabics; a writing system used to depict Cree dialects. With the help of their mother, Diana Morrisseau, they had both decided on the phrase nitayānān kīyāpic ōta which in Cree translates to “we’re still here,” as a sign that indigeneity and indigenous artists/voices are still prevalent in today’s society. The image uses floral designs and patterns to display reciprocity and interconnectedness at the suggestion of their mother due to how important and integral floral designs are presented in indigenous beadwork, especially among Métis artists. By including floral designs in the artwork, it is also a way for them to show solidarity towards their ancestral background as a Métis and Cree artist.”
Sponsored by Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Synonym Art Consultation, Graffiti Art Programming, Signex Manufacturing Inc.

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Location: 618 Main Street Winnipeg MB R3B 1C9 Get Directions