Shaman Teaching his two halves in a Dream State (1983) Norval Morrisseau

Shaman Teaching his two halves in a Dream State
Norval Morrisseau
1983, ink on paper

When the Jesuits came, the Indian was already around. The Indian did not understand them. He tried to understand them, what they were up to. He knew that they were going to be there for awhile. He knew how sad it was, seeing his people, how low they were put, how they had previously enjoyed living and needed to live freely again. How do we go about doing that now? We need images. We’re going to use images ourselves.

Norval Morrisseau