MURALS // Beyond Oqwa’titek

Beyond Oqwa’titek

by | Sep 10, 2021 | 0 comments

Mural in Annapolis Royal Sept. 10th to 12th 2021


The mural features indigenous symbolism. The eagle symbolizes “love” and is also the first of the “Seven Sacred Teachings”. Eagle is also a protector and the one who takes prayers to the heavens. The number 215 +in the orange circle represents all victims and survivors of residential schools and the need to remember.

Acknowledging the past is necessary for healing, so that true reconciliation can happen. The pair of little moccasins honours the loss of lives of children at
residential schools.

I am going to tie everything together to make the place feel safe, colourful and hopeful. Moving from a painful past to a place of understanding and friendship, embracing diversity of culture and race.