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Indigenous artist David General unveils new statue on campus – The Fulcrum

Sculpture celebrates Anishinaabe peoples’ connections to this land

The University of Ottawa unveiled a new statue by David General, a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, on Oct. 28, celebrating the long and continuing history of the Anishinaabe people on this land.

The granite statue, titled She dances with the earth, water, and sky, is located on Tabaret Lawn. The sculpture is an abstract form of a woman dancing in a shawl, and is intended to act as a permanent acknowledgement of Indigenous people on this land and campus.

A plaque by the statue states in Anishinaabemowin, English and French that “This sculpture was commissioned to represent the relationship founded on truth and reconciliation between uOttawa and the Omamìwìnini Anishinàbeg, on whose land this campus was built.”

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