“Pets and People in the Gap: An Exploration of the Dog-Human Interface in a Remote Saskatchewan Community”
July 2, 2022 - August 30, 2022Free
Exhibit by the La Ronge Arts Council
This exhibit is part of a research project that took place in our Tri-community. The study aimed to identify community members’ perspectives on dog health and dog-human relationships, and how these relationships interplay with approaches to dog management in the Tri-community. Using the information gathered, the team sought to design locally relevant educational interventions to improve the health and safety of dog-human relationships, and also to identify how dog health and welfare could be optimized with and without the involvement of veterinarians and other outside support. Working with Elders, educators and school-aged youth, outcomes of this project have incorporated local cultural knowledge about dogs from a traditional and contemporary Woodland Cree perspective.
Artists from the Tri-Community were invited to produce artworks relating to the themes of this research project. These artworks will be on display at Mistasinihk Place from July 2- Aug. 30, 2022.