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Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Legacy Mural

Registered Name: Wonder'neath Art Society

Business No: 823696190RR0001

Annie Mae Pictou Aquash Legacy Mural

Annie Mae Pictou Legacy Mural

"These white people think this country belongs to them—they don't realize that they are only in charge right now because there's more of them than there are of us. The whole country changed with only a handful of raggedly-ass pilgrims that came over here in the 1500s. And it can take a handful of raggedy-ass Indians to do the same, and I intend to be one of those raggedy-ass Indians."

-Annie Mae Pictou, 1945-1975

Description of Work

Artist: Tayla Paul

Project Lead: Rebecca Moore, in consultation with Denise Pictou Maloney (daughter of Annie Mae Pictou)

Created between July 2022 and July 2023.

Located at 2576 Agricola Street, Kjiputuk(Halifax)- North side facing the parking lot

Acrylic Paint on Marine Grade Plywood, 12’w x 16’h

The Annie Mae Pictou Legacy Mural honours the memory and legacy of Annie Mae Pictou, a Mi'kmaw mother, an internationally accomplished educator and activist from Sipekne’katik First Nation who was murdered in South Dakota in 1975. Her memory and legacy are still held very dear to the Mi'kmaq Nation today. 

A Linktree QR code can be found on the signage next to the mural to enrich the telling of Annie Mae’s story. On the Linktree page, folks can explore links to learn about Annie Mae Pictou ,the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls,  other resources, as well as a link to a donation campaign.

We are accepting donations(charitable receipts can be provided) towards the regular maintenance of the mural, and continued education and enrichment about Annie Mae and her legacy, the mural process, and the activism work of Denise Pictou Maloney on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2-Spirit People (MMIWG2S+).