May 12, 2022


Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre


Grief Ties

by Sarah Gartshore/Zaagi’idiwin Collective

Installation and performance
May 12 @5PM – 9PM Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre, 105 Elm St.

GRIEF TIES is a moment for community members to mark this moment in our lives. We are all navigating through an intense time and have all lost something or someone over the last two years. Many of us weren’t able to join the circles of community caring and sharing that are necessary for moving through loss in healthy ways. Marking Grief will attempt to offer community members a space to reflect, send love and mark this moment.

Sarah Gartshore

Sarah Gartshore (wiin) is an Anishinaabe miiniwaa Zhaganash art creator who works in solidarity with voices from the margins as a StoryTeller and champion of radical self love. With ancestors from Crane Clan of Batchewana First Nation and Clan Gartshore of Scotland, Gartshore is at home in leadership and in deep love with collaboration. Gartshore’s work highlights this Debwewin; the experts on the needs of the houseless community, people in active addiction community, sex working community and other criminalized communities, are those with lived experience.

Gartshore believes in the magic of safe circles of awesome people as sacred spaces that welcome transformation and the honouring of our Stories. Zaagi’idiwin Collective is honoured to share space with community as we mark this moment and acknowledge our collective grief.