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Carver On Emotional Journey In Crafting Residential School "Witness Blanket" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dave Sims   
Friday, 10 January 2014 14:27

Work continues on a new artwork that is being created to honour the legacy of residential school survivors.

Renowned artist Carey Newman and a colleague are crisscrossing Canada collecting pieces of residential schools and other items associated with their existence.

Photographs, shingles, bricks and boards are some of the artifacts that have been gifted to them by survivors.

Newman says when he started the project, he didn't truly realize how emotional a project it would become:

"Often what we're receiving are very personal things, and so we kind of have to develop a level of trust before people are willing to let them go."

A tour of Saskatchewan is set to take place in a couple of weeks.

The tour starts on the Cote First Nation on January 20.