People On The Path

Produced By
Climate Justice Edmonton

People on the Path is a collaborative art installation facilitated by Climate Justice Edmonton. The project consists of over twenty 8-foot tall painted portraits of people that call Treaty 6, 7, and 8 (Alberta) home, who each shared their hopes and desires for a just and sustainable future. The project aims to dismantle the myth that all Albertans are pro-pipeline and can't envision a future beyond fossil fuels. Instead People on the Path strives to create a new narrative for this province: one that upholdsIndigenous rights, puts workers first, and honours our obligations to the land and to each other. The portraits invite us all to look beyond political rhetoric to reach the human emotion and imagination behind these often divisive issues. It invites us to join together as we build a new future for these lands we now call Alberta.

The volunteer run group Climate Justice Edmonton collectively facilitated People on the Path. Over 50 people contributed to the project in many different ways including outreach, painting, construction and promotion. Over 25 people contributed specifically to painting the portraits. Some people spent many, many hours paintings while others popped in for a short time. One painting event was held in public and event attendees were invited to paint.

Climate Justice Edmonton is a movement for social, environmental and climate justice. We seek to empower individuals and communities to take action on climate change, support Indigenous resistance, challenge harmful corporate and political practices, and work towards just solutions.

Climate Justice Edmonton organizers and volunteers consist of educators, workers, students, artists, community members and others. We work alongside community members and other groups to raise our voices against the oppressive and colonial structures that contribute to climate change. We organize based in Amiskwaciw√Ęskahikan (Edmonton) area on traditional Cree, Blackfoot, Dene, Nakota Sioux, Saulteaux, and M√©tis Nation territory.

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