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tīná gúyáńí

Gallery TPW is delighted to announce tīná gúyáńí (deer road) as an artist-in-residence for 2023.  

Throughout the year, the mother and son duo comprised of seth cardinal dodginghorse and Glenna Cardinal have been working on a new video documenting Glenna’s studies at University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills. Initiated in 1970, the Blue Quills Native Education Council took over operations of the former Blue Quills Indian Residential School and formed the first Indigenous owned and governed educational centre in Canada. The artists describe the film as a family story of a father’s life and his relationship to the land, and the reclamation of language in a space of healing.   

The residency will conclude with an exhibition of tīná gúyáńí's new film, her name, from September 21st - November 25th. Click here for more information.

This project is made possible with the generous support of TD Bank Group.


Image courtesy of the artists.


tīná gúyáńí (deer road) is an artist collective from guts’ists’i / mohkinstsis (Calgary) consisting of parent/child duo Glenna Cardinal (Tsuut’ina/Saddle Lake Cree) and seth cardinal dodginghorse (Tsuut’ina/Amskapi Piikani/Saddle Lake Cree). In 2014, they were forcibly removed from their homes and ancestral land on the Tsuut’ina Nation, for construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Their multidisciplinary practice honors their connection to land and explores the effects of environmental /psychological damage. tīná gúyáńí’s work is deeply based in culture, language, oral history, family photographs, and museum/archival research. Their art is an act of cultural preservation and a protest against ongoing settler colonialism.

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