Artists Against Racism begins Eagles Rising campaign
Charitable organization Artists Against Racism has begun a national campaign called “Eagles Rising.” The out-of-home campaign feature artwork and text from a number of Indigenous artists, including Roy Henry Vickers, Norval Morrisseau, Clarence Mills and others. The initiative makes use of billboard and transit shelter executions. According to the group, its purpose is to encourage truth, reconciliation, respect and honour for Indigenous people in Canada.
“Because of Gord [Downie, musician and co-founder of the organization], so many Indigenous peoples across Canada were helped and moved by the message he was pursuing,” said Lisa Cherry Cherniak, executive director of Artists Against Racism. “In his honour and in honour of all the Indigenous peoples he tried so hard to help, we are proud to launch this campaign.”