One Mind, One Heart
December 14, 2012 – April 28, 2013, Multiversity Galleries, Exhibit Case 23,
Museum of Anthropology
One Mind, One Heart is the response of the Heiltsuk Nation to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and to oil tanker traffic in their territories. The exhibit features the ancestral guardian ’Yágis swallowing an oil tanker trespassing in Heiltsuk waters. ’Yágis, the mask was created by ’Nusí, Heiltsuk artist and embodies the ancient teachings of the Heiltsuk to protect their land and seas against such perils as pipelines and oil tanker traffic in their waters. It also includes an iPad kiosk featuring films, photos of Heiltsuk territory, and community members protesting during the Joint Review Panel’s visit to Bella Bella.
About the piece ’Nusí comments: “I created ’Yágis for One Mind, One Heart, an installation at the Museum of
Anthropology to show my support in opposing the Enbridge Pipeline Project. He hunts down oil tankers and protects our territories and coast.”
The installation was curated by Pam Brown, MOA curator in collaboration with the Heiltsuk Nation and ’Nusí, Ian Reid, Heiltsuk artist and activist.