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Katzie artist's work greets visitors to medical offices in B.C.

Doctors of BC work toward reconciliation with indigenous art by Rain Pierre
Artist Rain Pierre with his parents and the artwork that will be found in medical offices.

Katzie artist Rain Pierre's work will soon be found in medical offices throughout the province.

As a representation of the commitment that Doctors of BC have made towards truth and reconciliation, they have commissioned the Indigenous artist from the Katzie First Nation to design an art print that can be displayed in medical offices across British Columbia, in order to create a welcoming space for Indigenous patients.

This artwork is meant to inspire conversations, show support, and signify the importance of culturally safe care.

"The Light of Irene" is now available to every doctor and medical practice in the province. Doctors are advised that displaying this piece in their practice is one way to show commitment to the provision of culturally safe health care for Indigenous patients.

"I want to inspire others to dream while they are awake through my art and presentations, and to breathe life into dreams; life is way too short to do anything but what you love," said Pierre. "When I look back on my journey at the end of my days, I want to look back on an adventure glowing with legacy and passion."

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