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Land Back Camp: Our Voices

On Exhibition August 19, 2020 to December 18, 2020

Amy Smoke, Photo Credit: Shawn Johnston

Land Back Camp: Our Voices is a series of photos that shares the words of Indigenous folx and Settlers at O:se Kenhionhata:tie. They have reclaimed a small portion of Victoria Park for over sixty days now. The exhibition includes photographs and narratives based on their personal experiences and their lives at the camp. In the written reflections, the descriptions invoke the importance of inclusive and accessible Indigenous led land based spaces – something that currently does not exist in any formal capacity in the region. The camp is led by womxn, Two Spirits, queers, transgender, non-binary folx, and youth. Learn more at

This exhibition is free to visit in THEMUSEUM’s cafeteria space.

About the Photographer

Shawn Johnston (they/them) is a Two Spirit Anishinaabe originally from Couchiching First Nations. Shawn has spent the last five years travelling the world and using their photography to share the stories of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. Shawn’s work has been on display throughout Kitchener- Waterloo, most recently on The Cube at Kitchener City Hall. They are one of the co-organizers and founders of Land Back Camp.

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