20 May - 15 Jun

Arnolda Dufour Bowes is a dynamic Metis woman originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with family ties to Sakitawak (Ile a la Crosse) and the George Gordon First Nation and Punnichy area. She studied creative writing with Guy Vanderhaeghe at the University of Saskatchewan, and her first book, 20.12m: A Life Lived as a Road Allowance Metis, is a compelling coming-of-age collection of stories based on the marginalized Road Allowance Metis. It received the Danuta Gleed Literary Award from the Writers Union of Canada in 2022 and won Best Indigenous Writer for the High Plains Awards in 2022. It was also was among SaskBooks’ best-selling titles of 2021, and won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Indigenous Publishing in 2022.

Currently she is a Playwright Resident of the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre in Saskatoon, where she is creating a play adaptation of “Apples & Traintracks” from the book 20.12m.

Contact info:

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In the Greg Yuel Gallery

A sensory art installment that invokes memories of the Road Allowance Metis and their mandatory resettlement to Green Lake Farming Rehabilitation programs by the Saskatchewan Government during the 1940s, this exhibition includes a recording of the story “Apples & Traintracks” from the book “20.12m” that plays in conjunction with a video reel, allowing participants to experience this small piece of Saskatchewan history with more connectedness.

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