tīná gúyáńí – no respect

November 18 2022 – February 3 2023

Click here to watch the online artist talk for this exhibition

tīná gúyáńí: no respect

no respect is a new exhibition by tīná gúyáńí, the mother-son duo consisting of seth cardinal dodginghorse and Glenna Cardinal, that charts the loss of their ancestral home in Tsuut’ina First Nation and the journey of inquiry, resistance and mourning after their displacement. The family was forcibly removed from their matrilineal home that traces back six generations after a land transfer agreement was struck by Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Government of Alberta to construct the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. The artists highlight different colonial institutions and structures that stripped them of their rights to their matrilineal home and land and created a divide in their community. Interwoven with a wholehearted ode to their land, home, and family, tīná gúyáńí shares their grief and anger towards the colonial structures that continue the agenda of dispossession of Indigenous people. Furthermore, they offer reflections on Indigenous agency, sovereignty and empowerment in the face of industrialization, development, and environmental destruction.

tīná gúyáńí (deer road) is an artist collective from guts’ists’i / mohkinstsis

(Calgary) consisting of parent/child duo Glenna Cardinal (Tsuut’ina/Saddle Lake Cree) and seth cardinal dodginghorse (Tsuut’ina/Amskapi Piikani/Saddle Lake Cree). In 2014, they were forcibly removed from their homes and ancestral land on the Tsuut’ina Nation, for construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Their multidisciplinary practice honors their connection to land and explores the effects of environmental /psychological damage. tīná gúyáńí’s work is deeply based in culture, language, oral history, family photographs, and museum/archival research. Their art is an act of cultural preservation and a protest against ongoing settler colonialism.

There will be an opening reception for this exhibition on November 18th, from 7-9pm. Tea and snacks will be provided. Masks are highly encouraged, thank you!

Documentation by Han Sungpil.