Taken (2009)

Taken was made up of images gathered from the Yukon Archives during the summer of 2009. Several of them were first published in Visual Arts Nova Scotia (summer 2009) as a photo-essay. This work, showing the institutional life of the children, was a partial answer to the question of what we are sorry for. By recontextualizing images from the Yukon’s Carcross Indian Residential School, this work is a continuation of the We Are Sorry project. I presented it in China as a counterpoint to the usual representation there of Canada having a clean record in upholding human rights.