Every One is a social collaboration culminating in a monumental sculptural installation by Cannupa Hanska Luger in collaboration with hundreds of communities from across the so called US and Canada. Composed of over 4,000 individual 2" handmade clay beads and representing the photograph Sister (2016) by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer, Every One references the data of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, queer and trans community members in Canada as noted in research gathered by the Native Women's Association of Canada in 2016. And unlike Canada, where Indigenous leaders and advocates have pressured the government to begin to confirm the data of missing and murdered Indigenous women, the U.S. continues to do little to address this issue. Luger embeds the queer and trans narrative into Every One to bring awareness to the fact that Indigenous LGBTQ+ community members are not included in data collection around this issue, yet these communities are impacted at comparable alarming rates to that of women.
Find more information about the #MMIWQT Bead Project HERE
Images courtesy of GoCA, Colorado Springs CO
Ceramic, social collaboration 2018