It’s a long, hard road from slinging hash in a Montreal greasy spoon to the top of the Canadian art world and international recognition. But then Rita Letendre has never traveled the easy routes. She’s always had to fight; first, the poverty that forced her to leave school to care for her brothers and sisters; then racism because she is part Indian, and finally prejudice because she was a woman in an art world dominated by men.By RITA LETENDRE14 min
I have been a faithful reader of Maclean’s for as many years as I can remember. It has had its “high” and “low” moments over that period. Sometimes it was sheer loyalty to a striving Canadian publication that kept me with it. However, in the last while, my faith has been justified and I want to tell you so.
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