Tribe: Métis / Cree / Ojibwe / Saulteaux
Based In: Vancouver, BC
Social Media: @evanducharmestudio
About the Art
The Census Print originates from a 1916 Canadian Census document wherein Ducharme's maternal great-grandfather, James Lavallee, is listed with a "French" racial origin, which was later scratched out and replaced with an "Indian" tribal origin. This speaks to the Metis Nation's ongoing identity struggle and fight for recognition of their rights as Indigenous peoples. The Metis are a post-contact Indigenous nation descended from European settlers and Indigenous peoples.