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Female Soul of Pow-Wow

Female Soul of Pow-Wow

Dmitri Dergatchev Vancouver, BC


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Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
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About the Artwork

I was deeply shocked when I learned about the existence of residential schools and the terrible suffering of the children of the indigenous peoples of Canada, forcibly placed in them!
I was born in the Soviet Union and involuntarily draw an analogy with Stalin's deportation of the Crimean Tatars and Chechens to Siberia. I am Belarusian but I speak Russian, not Belarusian. This is the result of a policy of forced Russification of all who do not belong to the "titular nation". But even in the USSR there was no complete ban on the use of the native language, as was practiced in residential schools!
I am satisfied that this shameful practice has been stopped but my heart is filled with sadness for the Indian children who were separated from their parents and suffered physically and mentally for many years. Many of them died before becoming adults. They will never be able to wear national clothes, sing songs in their native language and dance at the Pow-Wow festival.
To them I dedicate my diptych painting. On it they are already adults dressed in festive clothes and dancing in the cosmic heights above the vast expanses of their native Canada.

Technique:Oil on Canvas
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Framed Size:43in x 33in
Unframed Size:40in x 30in
Weight:22.3lbs (estimated)
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Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
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