Lou-Ann Neel

Bio

work

  • 2013

    Adapted for the Idle No More movement to raise awareness around CITIZEN rights.

  • 2012

    'Nam'glatla is a Kwakwala word that means 'standing as one' or 'working together as one'.

    I created this work specifically for this year's Aboriginal Students Art Exhibit, March 16, 2012 to March 24, 2012.

    The inspiration for this piece came from the title of the exhibit "I Like Your Status".

    The exhibit name made me think about this term 'status' and how much I've never much liked being labeled this way. 

    I am Kwagiulth. All other terms (status, non-status,...

  • 2012

    Identity Crap Shoot is a commentary on the legal definition of Indians in Canada. The labels “status, non-status, Metis, Inuit, C-31 or C-3” flow from the Indian Act – an Act designed to destroy and then fully eliminate the Indigenous peoples of this land so early colonizers could usurp the land. 

    Federal politicians and bureaucrats “toss the dice” and hundreds of thousands of Indigenous people are denied their identity and access to basic human needs and rights. ...