Review: Witnesses at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

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“I am looking and I am seeing with the eyes you taught me to use,” read one of the installations at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, where audiences were invited to witness the stories of people affected in one way or another by the residential school system.

Upon entering the first room of Witnesses: Art and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools, which concluded the Belkin’s year of programming this past weekend, visitors were greeted by a pile of torn up clothes that looked like regalia, scissors lying next to the torn garments on the floor.

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