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(Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina, 2020-01) Orr, Margaret Grace; Garneau, David; Streifler, Leesa; Chambers, Ruth
This exhibition commemorates a caribou herd that drown during their fall migration in
1984. The disaster occurred when Hydro-Quebec opened the Caniapiscau reservoir spill gates
two hundred and seventy miles upstream from Limestone Falls on the Caniapiscau River. This
caused the river level to rise and send a torrent of water towards the Ungava Bay. At their
traditional river crossing, thousands of caribou were swept over the falls and drowned. This
paper supports my MFA graduating exhibition, 10,000 Drowned, installed in The Fifth Parallel
Gallery from November 25 to December 6, 2019.
10,000 Drowned is an installation of six large oil paintings representing the land, sky,
water, fire, four directions, and the migration of caribou. There are also four large ceramic
vessels representing air, water, land, and fire, and one hundred ceramic antlers representing the
lost caribou. In addition, a video installation shows the caribou’s point of view as they travel
over the land and then drown. The exhibition is my delayed response to my anguish over this
I grew up on the land situated around the Chisasibi River in Northern Quebec. Through
my Cree and Inuit relatives, I absorbed a lot of knowledge about how to live with the land and
animals; how to survive using only basic of tools. These teachings come from how we relate
with the natural environment and with one another. This paper describes my life and community.
This background is essential to understanding the meaning of the caribou and this event in our
lives. Through stories and by reflecting on my research process, I hope to offer insight into how
contemporary forms of Indigenous art-making continue from traditional Cree knowledge
practices. I returned to the site of the drownings many times. I mapped the caribou migration
territory from a bird’s-eye view. I talked to elders and others about this event. But it was only
when I took this experiential research method to a deeper embodied level that I got close to the meaning of this event. Only by submerging myself in icy water, feeling what drowning was like, was I able to complete my connection with these beings.