Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan:
Speaking to Their Mother

1991 / Various locations in Canada and USA / Sculpture

A two-metre-wide wooden megaphone carried by a procession of about sixty people to a mountain meadow in Banff National Park. Participants erect the megaphone so that the voice of those speaking echoes up to nine times. This gathering of invited Aboriginal leaders, activists and poets begins with the artist, who is followed by the others who speak to and about the land.

Daina Augaitis and Kathleen Ritter, eds., Rebecca Belmore: Rising to the Occasion, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2008

Photo credit: Monte Greenshields / Walter Phillips Gallery, Michael Beynon