As part of its ongoing commitment to explore the contemporary realities of Aboriginal people, the McCord Museum presents Wathahine: Photographs of Aboriginal Women by Nance Ackerman until May 11, 2011. The exhibition, comprised of 27 photographs and a video installation, tells the story of some 20 remarkable Aboriginal women – elders, artists, teachers and activists. All are women of strength and determination who have fought to improve their communities, their lives and the lives of their families.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the unique opportunity to meet Aboriginal women who have and continue to display extraordinary courage and resilience as they fight to preserve peace and their ancestral traditions. The photographs are accompanied by poignant testimonials from these exceptional individuals.
Wathahine: Photographs of Aboriginal Women. McCord Museum of Canadian History, 690 Sherbrooke St. W. For more information call 514-398-7100 or visit www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/info/access/