In her ongoing photographic series, Shelley Niro (Mohawk, turtle clan) documents the historic battlefields that hold significance for her people. Following the migration route of the Six Nations from upstate New York to southern Ontario—which began during the American Revolutionary War—she captures signs, memorials and landscapes. Situated alongside pre-existing plaques that describe Ryerson University’s origins, her images offer a complex perspective on “official” histories.
A two-venue installation at Gould Street at Bond Street and at Fort York National Historic Site.
A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, in partnership with Fort York National Historic Site.