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 Nation, performance at the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art. Photo: Triple Threat. Courtesy Toronto Biennial of Art.


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September 21


AA Bronson (born in 1946, Vancouver, Canada; lives in Berlin, Germany) is the great-grandson of Archdeacon John William Tims, the founder of Old Sun Industrial School on Siksika Nation, Alberta, and the grandson of the principal of St. George’s Residential School in Lytton, British Columbia (both schools were brutal in their treatment of Indigenous peoples). AA is a founding member of the artists’ group General Idea (1969–1994). His most recent publication is AA Bronson’s House of Shame (Edition Patrick Frey, 2021).

Adrian Stimson (Siksika / Blackfoot, born in 1964, Sault St. Marie, Canada) holds a BFA from the Alberta University for the Arts, Calgary, and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Adrian is an interdisciplinary artist who exhibits nationally and internationally. He was awarded the 2018 Governor General Award for Visual and Media Arts and the 2017 Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award. Adrian’s works are included in collections including the British Museum, London, UK; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina; and the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton.