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Cree walkers and supporters march in Ottawa, March 25, 2013. CBC News, Mar 25, 2013 A group of young people from the James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., has arrived in Ottawa, marking the end of a 1,600-kilometre trek to the nation’s capital. “It’s just been a truly amazing…

A Shared History
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A Shared History

Throughout my education at UBC I have been trying to define what my role or position as an emerging curator within the field of contemporary indigenous art will be, a process which has lately intensified since beginning work at the Belkin Art Gallery. This has involved a lot of personal searching in terms of both my own beliefs and my familial history, which is what I want to talk about today.

I was raised primarily by my mother, a wonderful, strong, thoroughly Dutch woman who is constantly whistling around the house and makes a strong pot of coffee. Continue reading