“Art is the Medicine” by Dawn Marie Marchand
See vimeo link https://vimeo.com/168471495 for a very powerful 15 minute video “Art is the Medicine”. Profound on many levels – Dawn Marie talks about her own suicide thoughts, using art as her treatment, mourning and also for Canada a country in mourning regarding the treatment of our First Nations people – past & present. Very powerful from a mental health and human rights perspective. Presented by REDx Talks (for more info see https://www.facebook.com/REDxTalks/)
REDx Talks is proud to present Dawn Marie Marchand, from “Art is the Medicine” in conjunction with the Rubaboo Aboriginal Arts Festival that took place on February 3rd, 2016 at La Cité Francophone in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dawn Marie is a member of Cold Lake First Nation and a Cree and Metis Contemporary Aboriginal Artist. Dawn Marie is the first ever Indigenous Artist in Residence for the City of Edmonton.