Grad brings new perspective on Indigenous history to museum work – Troy Media

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Grad brings new perspective on Indigenous history to museum work – Troy Media

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202229 Views

June 30, 2022

Native studies, environmental science grad Lauren Comba now better able to respect Indigenous stories

Watching the Inuit film Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner several years ago, Lauren Comba found herself riveted by its ancient story.

Written, directed and acted entirely in the Inuktitut language, the 2001 landmark award-winning film retells an Inuit legend passed down through centuries of oral tradition.

The film’s narrative was a part of history Comba had never heard about, and working at the time as a junior volunteer at Fort Edmonton Park interpreting Western Canada’s past, she realized it was missing from the story she was sharing.

“There I was telling visitors about the settler-colonial version, coming out west on trains and farming, but this film was capturing a timeless story that would have existed at the same time. It caused me to think about what was missing in talking about Indigenous history and the way we are used to sharing these stories in the institutions I was familiar with, like museums. It’s not complete.”

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