In 2017, the National Gallery of Canada opened it Canadian and Indigenous Galleries, showing the full span of human culture in the country
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The Canadian Museums Association (CMA), which includes around 2,600 member institutions, announced on Tuesday that it will be awarding more than $1m to a programme that aims at reconciliation and collaboration with indigenous groups. The initiative comes out of a broader movement across Canada to repair relations with First Nations communities following a 2015 report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into the damage caused by the residential school system. “Its time to push the reset button,” the president of the CMA, Karen Bachmann, said at a press event.

Gary Anandasangaree, the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, explained the initiative as “a national review of museum policies… in collaboration with indigenous peoples across Canada”. The programme will organise workshops, online learning modules, a national museum-worker bursary, reports and publications. Funding will come from the governments Museums Assistance Program (MAP).

“As First Nations, we all have a story to tell… about loss,” said Elder Carolyn King, the former chief of the Mississaugas of Credit Nation, at the event, adding that one goal is for bRead More – Source


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