Emma Hassencahl-Perley

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Emma Hassencahl-Perley is Wolastoqey from Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation), NB. She currently resides in Fredericton, NB, working as an emerging curator at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, an instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and a practicing visual artist. Emma graduated from Mount Allison University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her work critiques the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the settler state of Canada and explores the term ‘legislative identity’ (i.e. how the Indian Act has impacted on the identities of Indigenous Peoples in Canada) and her own identity as a Wolastoqey woman. Her curatorial work is centered around representation of Indigenous art in New Brunswick and uplifting of Indigenous voices.

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