Never seen before artifacts turn up in ROM exhibit

Beverly Andrews
APTN National News

A new exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) features artifacts that have never been seen before.

The new exhibit celebrates Indigenous peoples.

It includes paintings and hundreds of pieces of art in various mediums.

“We happen to be stewards of a very large collection of Anishinaabeg and other Indigenous art,” said Josh Basseches from the ROM. “And it’s so critical to us, particularly in twenty seventeen, and in the heels of the truth and reconciliation commission report to be able to bring this work to the public.”

The exhibit is called Anishinaabeg: Art and Power.

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Beverly is a member of the Tootinaowaziibeeng First Nation in Manitoba. She has worked in media for over a decade, including broadcast, film and the arts. She joined APTN in January 2017 from Regina, SK where she was a video journalist for CTV and Indigenous Circle.