Kiyokêwin: Kinship Conversations Under the Kitchen Table

15 Jun 2019

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£3 - £5

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  • Buses: 8, 388, 26, 35, 47, 48, 67, 78, 135, 149, 242 and 243
  • Tube: Liverpool Street, Old Street, Bethnal Green, Aldgate East
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Join us under the “kitchen table”, in an intimate lodge built from draped tablecloths. In this liminal space, personal and collective memory and imagination awaken in everyday conversations that connect us to one another, to family, and to place.


Drawing from the teachings of Métis knowledge keeper, artist and teacher, Maria Campbell, this interactive exchange invites participants to join in kiyokêwin. kiyokêwin is a Cree/Métis concept that connects us to one another through visiting among relatives, often around the kitchen table, to make and maintain kinship ties. Métis artist Moe Clark guides the exchange, in collaboration with her wahkotowin, kinship beyond immediate family. Knowledge keepers and artists, aunty Cheryl L'Hirondelle and uncle Joseph Naytowhow will share their stories via projection, as activators to the dialogue. They model how, in contemporary times, kiyokêwin and wahkotowin are often maintained through digital mediums. These relationships help us towards miskâsowin, to find our place of belonging, to find one's self.

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