Canadian Pride

Scene of 1790- A Cree encampment by the Red River.

This pic of the mural is my fav, It is out of order, but I’ve just got to show it off.  Nonetheless, I’ll show what I got of this mural in the future! This is #one.


Artist: Jill Sellers
Artist: Jill Sellers

All shots taken by Resa, on October 06, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

16 thoughts on “Canadian Pride

  1. Amazing, thanks for sharing – very well captured… 🙂

    I have always been fascinated by indians – their life, culture, history and their fate (deep sigh) – when I was a boy I was ALWAYS indian when we were playing “cowboys and indians” – and it was often the indians who won – unfortunately they could well had needed for success in reality instead…

    1. Thank you! 🙂
      Do children still play Cowboys and Indians? You can’t buy the guns and caps anymore in Canada. It seems even water guns are now controversial. I know this has a lot to do with all of the gun violence in America.
      Do you know the state of Arizona has launched a free shotguns program… so people can protect themselves?

      Anyway, I love that you were the Indian, and yes, they have gotten a bad ride. And it doesn’t end! The Alberta Tar Sands project is one more example.

      I got to study their culture in depth to make costumes for a film project. When the costumes were made, I had extra hides left over, so I built a travois. Everyone laughed at me. 🙂

      The shoot was in the throes of winter, up on a hill. No vehicles could get up the hill, because of all the snow and ice, so everyone had to do the climb. (I can’t remember why there was no ski-do)
      Hi-def was just emerging on the commercial market, so the film camera was big and heavy, no one could carry it.
      In the end they used my travois to haul it up and down. That travois hauled everything up and down the hill that day.
      No one laughed at me any more. 🙂

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  3. A great shot of a very powerful and thought provoking mural, Resa. May be all continue to remember those First Nation People who cared for the land long before us. I’ve never seen this before and thanks for posting it.

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