This candy represents the noose used to execute Louis Riel, a formative death that haunts we, Métis, and you, Canadians. Enjoy the sweet sorrow of history made tangible as it melts on your tongue like a sacred wafer.
David Garneau (Métis) is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. His practice includes painting, performance art, video, curation, and critical writing. He is interested in contemporary expressions of Indigenous identities—especially innovations in Métis art. He has recently given talks in Canberra, Sydney, Auckland, the United States, and throughout Canada. He is currently working on curatorial projects in Sydney and New York.