Honouring Joyce Echaquan’s legacy through art, music and a movement for change across Quebec

The tranquil streets of Trois-Rivières, Que., turned into a human wave of colourful patterns and intricate artwork on June 2, 2021, as thousands marched to show support for the family of Joyce Echaquan.

The coroner’s inquiry into the death of the 37-year-old Atikamekw woman had wrapped up that day at the courthouse — marking the end of four weeks of intense, emotional testimony.

The resounding message heard during the march, from citizens as well as Indigenous leaders, was that Echaquan’s death had to mean something — and her life also needed to be honoured.

That has also been the sentiment

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Helmut Jahn’s Chicago legacy: Photos of his buildings that changed the city and beyond

The Chicago-area architectural legacy of Helmut Jahn stretches from downtown skyscrapers to suburban post offices.

Here is a visual tour through some of Jahn’s most notable local structures, in chronological order, along with excerpts from Chicago Tribune coverage at the time.

Michigan City Public Library (1977)

100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, Indiana

The walls of the library are made of two sheets of translucent fiber glass bonded to an aluminum frame. Such panels are more commonly used at industrial plants as vandal-proof windows.

Even more interestingly, the library has a sawtoothed roof and is divided into seven “bays” (sections).

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“There ain’t anything in the world like it”: The folk-pottery legacy of Arie Meaders

The Meaders name is well-known in North Georgia as possibly the most influential family in the history of Southern Appalachian folk pottery. They were featured in the 1937 book, Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands. They were also honored at the Library of Congress in 1978 when a documentary about their family by the Smithsonian Institute was debuted. And, they were one of the first families in which females took up the art of folk pottery. Arie Meaders, wife to Cheever Meaders, was one of the first and her unique artistic contributions have led to her being considered as the grand

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Valerie Messika Of MESSIKA Paris On Passion, Legacy, And Diamonds!

This Women’s History Month, we’re putting a well-deserved spotlight on some inspiring female founders in the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle space. Next up, Valerie Messika, the visionary leader behind Parisian diamond Maison, MESSIKA Paris. Since launching the company in 2005, the creative director now oversees a team of almost 230 (mostly female!) employees across the globe. As the daughter of world-renowned diamond dealer André Messika, a future in the industry was practically written in her destiny. But the outcome—a brand that has 450 global points of sale and a projected $180 million turnover in the next two years—is a

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