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A Sacred Prayer for a Sacred Island, 1991

Jane Ash Poitras
Canadian, 1951
oil paint, collages of photographs, photocopies and printed papers, blackboard acrylic, wax crayon, eagle feather and 5-dollar bill on canvas
187.3 x 437.5 cm overall; left panel: 187.3 x 116 cm framed; centre panel: 187 x 166 cm framed; right panel: 187 x 115.5 cm framed
Purchased 1995
National Gallery of Canada (no. 37987.1-3)

Aboriginal people must look to our spiritual leaders for guidance. Only through spiritual renewal can we find out who we really are, be empowered to achieve our potential, and acquire the wisdom to eliminate the influences that bring tragedy and destroy us. - Jane Ash Poitras, 1992

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