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New campus built on part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
September 29, 2022
In recognition of the site’s Indigenous heritage, York University unveils Indigenous art exhibits on the construction hoarding for the York University Markham Campus on Sept. 28.
The site of the new campus is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. In view of the tie to the site’s Indigenous heritage, when York University partnered with a public art initiatives organization to showcase community artwork for Markham Campus, it encouraged the artists to contemplate reconciliation with Indigenous communities.
Among the selected artists who have their works of art unveiled on the construction hoarding along Enterprise Blvd., Jasmine Swimmer is an Afro-Indigenous Multidisciplinary Artist & Mother. Connecting her Arawak Taino First Nation & Caribbean heritage, her work depicts connection between Community, Identity and Resilience.