Archive for October, 2022

Janna’s Path to Activism

October 7, 2022

by Janet Nicol

“My whole life led up to where I need to be now,” activist Janna Pratt says. A former Unifor 1-S member and residential school Survivor, Pratt’s remarkable life journey is profiled in the upcoming issue of Our Times, with its theme of Truth and Reconciliation.

Pratt created the painting below based on photographs of her five grandmothers, her five “nohkoms.” She has respected their privacy by not detailing facial features. Instead she emphasizes dynamic symbols connected to them—-“a ribbon skirt, a red jacket.”

Our Times is available on magazine stands across Canada and by subscription at their on-line website.

Image: Courtesy Janna Pratt