13 Moon Healing Drums
The 13 Moon Healing Drums were conceptualized as a source of healing for the mind, body, heart, and spirit to be used during the 13 Moon teaching sessions of Elder Opolahsomuwehs (Imelda Perley). The drums depict the sacred relationships with ourselves, others and that which surrounds us, which correlate with each moon teaching. These drums will continue to bring healing for all who seek, ask, hear and believe.
Bringing the vision of Elder Opolahsomuwehs to life through these drums was a collaborative effort that included Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier), visual artist; Tom Barton and Letha Barton, drum makers; Ramona Nicholas, who performed the drum awakening; and Emma Hassencahl-Perley, design contributor.
This exhibition is a partnership between the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, UNB and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.