Streamers @ MOV
‘It is in our blood to protect this land.’
23 year old Tsleil-Waututh Nation Artist, Ocean Hyland, offers this introduction for her Water and Blood streamer, now on display at the Museum of Vancouver.
Hyland is one of seven Pacific Northwest indigenous artists featured in the MOV’s new exhibit: Acts of Resistance. On July 3rd of 2018, all of their 40 foot streamers were installed high on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge to protest the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline project.
Photo. Greenpeace 2018
In her streamer, Hyland has depicted ‘rivers of water and the veins of blood flowing together to show our connections. The young human at the bottom represents the children and youth that stand up and protect the land and waters for themselves, their families, communities, all of the four-legged creatures and especially for those who aren’t able to use their voices.’
‘The two snakes at the bottom represent the bad trying to rise up; but the young child is reaching up and out for the teachings of our Ancestors to do the right thing and rise above the bad to do good.’
Ed Archie NoiseCat. Guardians Of The Salish Sea Streamer
Will + Jordan Gallie. Protect The Inlet Streamer + Flag
Brandon Gabriel. Thunderbird Streamer
Top – Ocean Hyland’s Water And Blood Streamer
Bottom – Marissa Nahanee. Stages of the Moon Streamer
Acts of Resistance is scheduled to run at the MOV until July 2020.