Her Story

Photo: of an art installation called Her Story
Vancouver City Centre

Her Story

By Krista Belle Stewart

In 1967, Camera West, a CBC documentary series, produced Seraphine:

Her own story told by Seraphine Ned, which portrayed the story of BC’s first Native public health nurse, and the artist’s mother. This project is based on a production still from this film and is used to unpack a set of personal and institutional histories, which testify both to specific and general complexities of residential school history. Krista Belle Stewart is a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation. She studied at Emily Carr University and is currently working on an MFA from Bard College in New York.

This artwork was commissioned by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program for Platforms: Year of Reconciliation