Indigenous Arts Award
On May 22, Eugene received the REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards during a ceremony in Winnipeg that included National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Mayor of Winnipeg Brian Bowman and Canada Council CEO Simon Brault as speakers. The aim of this one-time-only REVEAL prize? To “fuel Indigenous arts practice for the next 150 years,” says the Hnatyshyn Foundation. Practitioners in a wide range of art forms were honoured, including visual artists, media artists, craftspeople, musicians, writers, storytellers, dancers and actors. Each artist received a cash prize.
Of the 150 artists selected to receive an award, 11 are from the North, 40 are from BC, 26 are from the Prairies, 50 are from Ontario, 18 are from Quebec and five are from the Atlantic region.
Laureates were selected by a national jury of peers led by Victoria Henry, chair of the Hnatyshyn Foundation.