Returning Home - Launch

Edmonton, December 12, 2017- Join the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and the Kohkom Kisewatisiwin Society in the launch of Returning Home along with stories from the Kohkom’s teaching Calendar.

Returning Home is the first of six Paint The Rails murals to be finished in LRT stations across the city. The artwork is a progressive triptych intended to honour Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and our grandmothers. The main piece, by artists Carla Rae Gilday and Dana Belcourt, is an image of a grandmother whose shawl turns into a giant wing, surrounding and protecting the people of Edmonton as they return to their homes safely.

The Kohkom’s Calendar aims to offer insights to Indigenous traditions that go back centuries. The calendar integrates a series of different teachings told by grandmothers; from traditional foods, to medicine, art ceremony and storytelling. This new calendar is a powerful tool for education; integrating Indigenous knowledge and teachings to pass on to future generations.


Date: December 15

Time: 12:00 p.m.       

Location: Heritage Room, Edmonton City Hall (1 Sir Winston Churchill Square)


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Media contact:  

Nexi Alarcon

Paint the Rails Communications/ John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Mobile: 780-289-3079

Neximar Alarcon