Living in Relation

June 15, 2022 - January 22, 2023

An Indigenous Exhibit

Living in Relation provides an opportunity to learn about and see Indigenous medicines, to interact with Amber Holmes in the exhibit space and it explores the concept of “who we are” as being relational.

“This exhibit brings attention to what is under our feet and all around us, including the plants, the animals, and the waters that sustain us as human beings. This exhibit explores the concept of “who we are” as being relational. So to find ourselves in relation to what surrounds us we must consider the seven directions: north, east, south, west, above, below and within. Take time to explore your relationships and find yourself Living in Relation.”

-         Amber Holmes (Naawayaa)

Green and Blue painted shell of a Ontario snapping turtle.

About the Exhibitor

Amber Holmes (Naawayaa) is Two‐Spirited of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent. The name Naawayaa means “The One in the Middle” and this exemplifies the work that they accomplish within the community. Amber (Naawayaa) has spent many years supporting reconciliation and connection with Indigenous and non‐Indigenous individuals and communities across Southern Ontario, with a concentration on linking contemporary western disciplines with corresponding traditional Anishinaabe knowledge, medicines, teachings and worldviews.

Living in Relation (video) - A Conversation with Amber Holmes 






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