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Artist Patrick Hunter describes the meaning behind his work for the University of Guelph-Humber.

Video Transcript

A beautiful new addition to the campus atrium will greet students and employees returning to the University of Guelph-Humber’s campus this week. 

Patrick Hunter, a 2 Spirit Ojibwe artist, transformed a wall into a colourful mural for the Guelph-Humber community that showcases Indigenous art.

The work, which was recently completed, is one of the first steps to fostering a more inclusive and welcoming learning environment by honouring the culture and visibility of Indigenous people.

Mr. Hunter explained that the mural is meant to bring joy to everyone on campus and celebrates his Ojibwe background. 

The floral designs are a symbol of unity that are often seen on different apparel such as moccasins, gloves and mukluks enjoyed all around the Great Lakes Region.

The Eagle feather is another symbol of unity that when found or is given to someone, acknowledges that a person has gone through something difficult and has come through better for it.