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Strength of Mi’kmaq women focus of new exhibit – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201958 Views

Jul 21, 2019

Patricia Bourque’s Beyond The Regalia on now at The Guild

Island photographer Patricia Bourque hopes her new exhibit featuring portraits of Mi’kmaq women will help people see beyond some of the stereotypes and assumptions associated with Indigenous women — and focus on their strength and grace instead.

The exhibit is called Beyond The Regalia. Bourque’s subjects range from artisan Melissa Peter-Paul to lawyer Cheryl Simon to Mi’kmaq elder Alma MacDougall, who died last month.

“When I photograph the women, whether it’s at powwows or whether it’s at events or just in portraits, I see them with so much respect,” said Bourque.

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