Murals at SDSS are unveiled in traditional First Nation ceremony
by Sandy Lindsay

April 7, 2017


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Saugeen First Nation's Elder Shirley John (C) addresses the student artists

The three murals based on water created by students

Three murals that were created over the span of a week were formally unveiled at Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) in a traditional First Nation ceremony.

The murals, based on water, were created by students of SDSS and G. C. Huston Public School (Southampton) under the direction of re-known artists Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch.

G. C. Huston students painted the base of the murals which were then completed by SDSS art students with teacher Jan Sanagan.

Re-known artist Christi Belcourt

Storyteller and artist, Isaac Murdoch of Serpent River explained the story behind each mural

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Saugeen First Nation's Elder, Shirley John

It is not yet decided where the murals will finally find a 'home'.  SDSS  Principal, Melissa McEwan said that students will be surveyed for a consensus of where the murals should hang.  "They will also be loaned out to G. C. Huston for a special art event and to Saugeen First Nation."

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