As time goes on and our children take over the job of remembering, the artist feels it is necessary to visualize and memorialize the 500 Nations that lived here from the beginning of time, making the presence of Native Nations a reality and not a myth.
About the author
Shelley Niro is a multidisciplinary artist and a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Turtle Clan, Bay of Quinte Mohawk. She has worked in a variety of media, including beadwork, painting, photography, and film. Niro’s art has been featured in numerous exhibitions and museums across Canada and the United States, including the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).