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Diana Whiteloon

is an Anishinaabe Qwe from Garden River First Nation. Taken from her family during the "Sixties Scoop", Diana sought a safe path for her healing journey and a vehicle to create change. She found these through her art.  

 

Her career path carried her to counselling with the National Residential School Survivors Society; her cultural roots anchored her as an elder assisting people in understanding traditional, healing ways; the consequences of wrong; the freedom to choose right.

 

From lived experience on her journey to heal from past traumas and at the direction of spirit, Diana creates art to reflect the natural landscape. Her works hang in the University of Algoma and in numerous homes. Her task is to create balance for her solitary soul and her precious grandchildren. Her process is to clear away all that hinders and walk the Red Road, one step at a time. Her hope is for peace.

Education

Community Economic and Social Development - Degree with honours

Social Welfare - Certificate

Algoma University, 2005

Artistic

Assorted works hanging in private homes.

 

2005

"Four Seasons", a show of paintings and humour

 

Arthur A. Wishart Library, Algoma University

"Life", Natural installation

 

2004, Shingwauk Forest

"Meeting Place", Natural installation with environmental artist Ingrid Koivukangas

https://ingridkoivukangas.com/meeting-place-algoma/

 

2004

Ranger Lake

Natural installation with Ingrid Koivukangas

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