Reimagining the Indigenous colour wheel

By NC Raine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  07/06/2024  Fine Art students at First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) get an infusion of both science and traditional knowledge in an all-new course taking place on the Regina campus. Developed by Audrey Dreaver, program coordinator and assistant professor of Indigenous Fine Arts at FNUniv, with Indigenous knowledge and science lab instructor Jody Bellegarde, the never-before-offered colour theory program examines various colour theories, relationships, and understands of colour, from both Indigenous and scientific perspectives. “I want to show the importance of colour in both Western and Indigenous thought, and how it carries meaning when used in specific ways,” said Dreaver. “Artists should have a good understanding of colour.”   It is also a way for students to thinkg ourside the box.   “I’d…

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