Alliance News / June is #IndigenousHistoryMonth


Featured In This Issue

  • June is #IndigenousHistoryMonth
  • Watch the Free Arts and Well-Being Webinar, “Get Creative, Get Well”
  • Tonight in Vancouver, Women Deliver Culture
  • New Faces at the BC Alliance: Introducing Sierra Lewis
  • Hot Off the Blog: BC Arts Council Opens Applications for 2019/20 Strategic Opportunities Program
  • What’s On: June 5-11


June is #IndigenousHistoryMonth

June marks #IndigenousHistoryMonth – a time to celebrate and reflect on the long histories of the Indigenous peoples in what many now call Canada. If you’re looking for information about prominent events and figures in Indigenous history, you can check out the official webpage here. Historica Canada has also highlighted some resources of interest here.

As we reflect on our history, however, it is important also to recognize injustices which are still ongoing. Earlier this week, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its Final Report, which sheds light on the persistent and deliberate human rights violations that are at the centre of Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. We encourage all of our members, readers and friends to familiarize themselves with this report, and its 231 Calls for Justice. You can find it here.

Watch the Free Arts and Well-Being Webinar, “Get Creative, Get Well”

Recently, Culture Days hosted a free webinar entitled Get Creative, Get Well – New Research on Personal Well-being & Arts Participation, illuminating the latest in arts and wellness research out of the United Kingdom. If you weren’t able to participate live, you can catch up by clicking here.

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