Adrian Stimson

2019 Archive

Adrian Stimson (born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada; lives in Siksika, AB, Canada) received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design (now Alberta College of the Arts), Calgary and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Stimson’s work investigates identity construction, specifically the hybridization of the Indian, the cowboy, the shaman, and Two Spirit being. He was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal (2005), Blackfoot Visual Arts Award (2009), and GGArts awards (2018).


Adrian Stimson at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Stimson’s installation and performance is generated in close dialogue with residential school survivors and leaders in Siksika. Revealing the layers of colonization and Indigenous resistance in his community, Iini Sookumapii: Guess who’s coming to dinner? centers on a dining room table, complete with a British colonial place setting and a…


A Public Apology to Siksika Nation

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

How does history become personally accountable in a post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission era? AA Bronson delivers his Apology to Siksika Nation, an atonement for his ancestors’ role in cultural genocide, while Adrian Stimson responds. Food will be shared following the performance. Image Credit: AA Bronson, A Public Apology to Siksika…