ISANS Immigrant Services Association Nova Scotia October 2022
The 3 murals created by Lorne Julien express what Nova Scotia looks and feels like from his point of view as an Indigenous person.
The centre piece is done in bright orange to honour the victims of residential schools and the image displays hope for a future that embraces families and all cultures.
The eagle symbolizes love and protection.
The medicine wheel has many different meanings and teachings and is part of many First Nations cultures. Lorne included the double curved design which has been used in Mi’kmaq crafts for a long time.
The 2 murals on either side feature the 2 very important elements that represent the natural world in Mi’kmaki, the oceans with the marine animals and our forests. The 3 murals belong together because we cannot have one without the other.
Msit No’kmaq ( Translates as “ all my relations”)