Ladner's Kelsey Sparrow will have a drum included in a new exhibition at UBC's Museum of Anthropology.
The 19-year-old included her drum because the exhibition, titled Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth, "is about how native youth identify as aboriginal in contemporary ways," she explained.
Sparrow used a West Coast design but all in non-traditional colours like pinks, blues and teals. She also put metal studs around the sides. Sparrow, from the Musqueam/Ojibwe First Nation, made the drum during an Emily Carr summer teen program and took part in a native youth program last summer at the Museum of Anthropology where she met Pam Brown, the curator for Claiming Space.
"Unfiltered and unapologetic, this exhibition unites more than 25 young artists, ages 15 to 25, from across Canada, the U.S., Norway, and New Zealand to define what it means to be an urban aboriginal youth in today's society," says Museum of Anthropology curatorial assistant Elle-Ma_ija_ Tailfeathers.
The exhibition presents a wide-ranging, heavily politicized collection of film, fashion, photography, painting, performance, creative writing, new media and more. There will be an opening celebration on Sunday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibition runs until Jan. 4 at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, 6393 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver.