Finding his identity with each brush stroke and a skateboard

As the paint brushes along the canvas Jordan Bennett reflects on what it means to be an artist.

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As the paint brushes along the canvas Jordan Bennett reflects on what it means to be an artist.

Or, as he would put it, an artist who is finding his identity through his artwork.

“A lot of my stuff that I do is finding out a lot of myself as an Indigenous person, but the way I’ve found that is through art and through skateboard culture; popular culture and all these other references,” said Bennett.

Bennett is Mi’kmaq from Stephenville, Nfld. and is the first ever Indigenous artist in residence at the University of Alberta.

APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan met with the pop culture artist to find out what he is all about.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

1 thought on “Finding his identity with each brush stroke and a skateboard

  1. There is much more to Jordan than his awesome and thought provoking artwork. His respect for Elders, work with youth and Aboriginal women in our communities across the island of Newfoundland, makes him someone who lives his identity. He has gained the respect and admiration of everyone he touches. A role model for our youth and just a fun guy to hang with.

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