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The importance of cultural safety and unity – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201982 Views

Aaqana, Atira. I am director of Indigenous Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. For those of you who don’t know, Banff Centre is an Arts-based educational institution that was founded on Stoney-Nakoda, Blackfoot and Tsuu T’ina, Treaty 7 territory in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. My position used to be a sessional position, but in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it is a full-time position offering year round Indigenous-led programming throughout all Art disciplines. Big leap, big challenges, big learnings, some inequities. One being, creating space for Indigenous-led practice in the bigger, non-Indigenous institution is all of the exciting. Working with colleagues and staff at various levels of awareness of why Indigenous-led programming is relevant.

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