Anishinaabeg: Art and Power, is an impressive exhibit being showcased at the Royal Ontario Museum until November 19, 2017 which features artifacts and contemporary art that tell the history of the Anishinaabeg People. The exhibit was curated by Anishinaabe historian, Alan Corbiere; Woodlands-style artist, Saul Williams; and ROM specialist Arni Brownstone. At the opening reception, MUSKRAT writer, Erica Commanda spoke with some special guests to hear what their favourite pieces were. You still have time to check this special exhibit out to find your own favourites!
Born in Toronto, Erica Commanda (Algonquin/Ojibwe) grew up in the small community of Pikwakanagan. From there she moved across Canada living in Ottawa, Vancouver and now Toronto, working in the bar/hospitality industry, mastering the art of listening to stories from her regulars while slinging and spilling drinks (at them or to them). And now through a series of random decisions and events in life she is on a journey discovering and mastering her own knack for storytelling as a Staff Writer for MUSKRAT Magazine.