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'Star Blanket' Four

Location: E Side Bet. Jarvis & Dufferin; East {rear) Face

Occupant: Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

District: North End

Neighbourhood: Lord Selkirk Park

Artist(s): Kenneth Lavallee, Annie Beach (both unsigned)

Year: 2017

Sponsors: Synonym Art Consultation, North End Community Renewal Corporation, Graffiti Art Programming, Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival

Painters: Melissa Stevenson, Melody Dubois, Delaphine Bittern, Brittney Royce


With the pair of Murals that Kenneth Lavallee has created at 810 Main Street and 445 King Street for this project, their star blanket-inspired designs speak to his Metis heritage and engage with Indigenous communities hyper-locally and across the country. In First Nations' cultures, star blankets are bestowed as gifts of the highest honour. The star blanket's geometric representation of our ever-reliable morning star is intended to protect, empower, give comfort and hope to those wearing it over their shoulders. The design will commemorate and draw attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and hopefully help to push the conversation that is growing around this subject.

Source: Wall to Wall Mural Festival notes