Regalia - Native Pride

SAn ode to Aboriginal culture, this exhibit is a chance for a genuine
encounter with the First Nations. It is aimed at moving away from our
perceptions of the powwow tradition to probe contemporary dimensions
of identity.
The photographer Roland Lorente and his partner Aline Saffore traveled about 10 000 km in
Eastern Canada and attended over 20 powwows for around 5 years.
A bountiful harvest! 30 portraits of dancers, 30 powerful encounters with men, women and
children from 14 different First Nations.

Striking imagery at an unforgettable location.
A limited time exhibition hosted on the NEW observation level.

January 21 - March 31, 2019 

Exhibit admission included with any CN Tower observation ticket or when you dine in

360 Restaurant.

An ode to Aboriginal culture, this exhibit is a chance for a genuine encounter with the First Nations. It is aimed at moving away from our perceptions of the powwow tradition to probe contemporary dimensions of identity.

Stepping discreetly into a little-known world, exhibition creators Aline Saffore and Roland Lorente travelled nearly 10,000 kilometres throughout Eastern Canada and attended over 20 powwows. Their harvest would prove bountiful: 30 portraits, 30 powerful encounters, a warm welcome, and a deep conviction that First Peoples cultures are key elements of human diversity that should be more well-known and preserved.

In Regalia, Native Pride, the marriage of images and words creates a space where tradition and modernity, “here” and “elsewhere,” and Self and Other can come together and elicit reflection on that which brings people together rather than separates them. And while it contributes to the impact of each work in the exhibition, the polished aesthetic also acts as a mirror that is extended in respect and deference to Native peoples. It is an homage to the courage and determination of these individuals, a way to highlight the essential character of the cultural and environmental values they defend, and, through their example, a tribute to the pride and resilience of all First Nations.

To book a school group visit please contact groupsales@cntower.ca
To purchase CN Tower tickets
To make a reservation at 360 Restaurant