Canadian Art: Maybe There’ll Be a Better Tomorrow (A Conversation with Shelley Niro)

Featured Image: Mohawks in Beehives I, Shelley Niro

This interview with Shelley Niro was part of a cyclical, intergenerational conversation that transcended the time and space we shared. When I asked Niro if she had any intergenerational knowledge to impart, she spoke of Willie Dunn’s song “The Ballad of Crowfoot,” a song to which the title of this interview refers. The way Dunn used music and archival footage to create an Indigenous narrative inspired Niro as an impressionable, emerging creator. Dunn made apparent to Niro the radical possibility of film and photo—coincidently, this is how my generation of creators feels about Niro’s work.

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