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Future Matriarchs (with Kristabelle Stewart) 2022 by Tania Willard

Future Matriarchs (with Kristabelle Stewart) 2022

Documentation: Nasim Pirhadi courtesy UBC Okanagan Gallery

For Future Matriarchs, 2021

Krista Belle Stewart (Syilx) and Tania Willard (Secwépemc) 

UBC Okanagan Public Art Collection 


This 14 Not Forgotten Memorial commemorates the École Polytechnique tragedy on December 6, 1989. It also honours the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, including LGBTQ and Two Spirit. people. This fire bowl uses symbolic design elements: the blue flag iris is the floral emblem of Quebec, traditional plants for Syilx people, and Interior Salish basketry aesthetics.