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Tuktu Prayers, the brainchild of local arts promoter Marianne Garrah, is a celebration of a prepossessing and threatened species. The traveling exhibition will celebrate JNP’s centennial year and educate Canadians about national parks and the need to keep these places wild.

Guiled was born in Jasper in 1951 and lived here until her mid-teens. Her grandfather built Morraine Chalet at Mt. Edith Cavell in the late 1920s. The family renamed it Cavell Chalet as a tea room, and ran it until the mid-1970s. Guiled’s grandparents would often comment on how many hundreds of caribou there were then and how their numbers dwindled since.

Guiled’s Tuktu submission is an unframed watercolour landscape of the Tonquin mountains at sunset, jaggedly shaped like the boundaries of the park. Four mobile caribou in front seem to suggest how easily the animals could be removed from the terrain. Guiled’s own connection with the creatures dates back to what she describes as supernatural encounters in her own background.

“I thought they were almost unbelievably exotic, with hooves that clicked like castanets, magical creatures from the Arctic in our own backyard.”

Tuktu Prayers begins its journey December 7 at the Alberta legislature.

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