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Murals feature healthy community bonds

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Strong Healthy Women by Melanie Jewell, Kyla LeSage and Lianne Charlie.

The Strong People, Strong Communities project partnered Northern youth artists with professional artists to collaborate to co‐create large scale murals. Kicking off in August 2020, the murals were created in July 2021 and unveiled during the Mural Festival August 10‐14, 2021, in Yellowknife, NWT. 

Themes for the murals included: strong, healthy women; strong, healthy men; honouring our LGBTQ2S+ community and other Indigenous ways of being; healthy, strong babies and youth; strong, healthy Elders; and strong, healthy families and communities. 

Strong Healthy Elders by Chief Lady Bird, Christina Gruben King, Isabella King and Morgan Tsetta. © Strong People, Strong Communities (6)
Strong Healthy Babies & Youth by Carla Rae Taylor, Myrna Pokiak, Mya Paul and Elycia Monaghen
Strong Healthy People Honouring the LGBTQ2S+ Community and other Indigenous Ways of Being by Kale Sheppard, Brian Kowikchuk and Lexis McDonald.
Strong Healthy Men by Danielle Wendehorst, Peatr Thomas and Jordan Epelon.
Strong Healthy Families & Communities by Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Cody Fennell, Kaitlyn Nasogaluak and Jamaine Vilan.

For information on where to see these murals, contact strongpeoplestrongcommunities@gmail.com

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