Three Birds, 2003, ink on paper.  By Damon Badger-Heit

Chimo 59 (Spring 2010)

On the cover: Damon Badger-Heit graduated from the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College at the University of Regina in 2003 with a B.A. in English and Indian Art.  Since then he has developed as a practising artist with works displayed at Saskatchewan galleries, including the 5th Parallel, Otherside, Exchange, and Wanuskęwin.  Damon is also a freelance writer with contracts from a number of organizations, including the First Nations University of Canada, the Regina Leader Post, and the OSAC.  In 2003, the Saskatchewan Arts Board awarded Damon an Individual Assistance Grant to develop his play Broken Bones.  Having recently completed an eighteen-month contract as an art instructor at the MacKenzie Art Gallery of Regina, Damon has accepted a position as Project Manager for Common Weal Community Arts Inc., an arts organization dedicated to achieving social justice by connecting artists and their art with the community.  Damon Badger-Heit is a member of the Mistawasis First Nation of Saskatchewan.

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