Every Child Matters

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All finished projects must be sent to one of the three chairs of the adjudication committee.  Names and addresses are are in the documentation you can download once you register.

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Every Child Matters

Noella Moore

Prince Edward Island

The shoes represent the missing children and that each and every child matters. The symbol on the vamp of the moccasin is the symbol for the Mi’kmaq people (L’nu). The orange border honours the survivors and missing children.

Flying Home on the Windgs of an Eagle

Tara Francis

New Brunswick

It has been a privilege designing this piece in honour of all the children that were lost to the era of the Residential Schools. As the numbers keep coming in from the searches around the country, the outpouring of support from outside the Indigenous community has been very touching. I wanted this piece to reflect those numbers in an impactful way, having the children running back through space brings perspective and helps communicate the sheer amount of children we lost.  (Read her full description when you choose this pattern)

Ancestors Watching Over

Phyllis Grant

New Brunswick

This art piece is a prayer and meditation. It expresses the ancestors protecting and surrounding the child in the afterlife. As we mourn, we pray they will all be found and brought home in some way.

Family Resurgence

Lorne Julien

Nova Scotia

Lorne’s subject matter for his paintings come to him through his dreams. His work is colourful and hopeful.

The Eagle represents “Love” and is the first of the seven sacred teachings. Your family’s love is the foundation for life. The double curved design symbolizes the Mi’kmaq Nation.

Lorne signs his work with Warrior because his Mi’kmaq name means Warrior on the Hill. 

Honouring Survivors and the Lost Children

Gerald Gloade

Nova Scotia

Gerald’s work highlights the hieroglyphics of the Mi’kmaq people. The figure represents the child(ren) who were lost, the four loop square represents the Mi’kmaq people (L’nu) and the star and medicine wheel/circle represent the healing and teachings of the Mi’kmaq Nation.