Indigenous Services and Initiatives

Indigenous Placemaking

Installations by artists from or with a connection to Treaty 7

The main objectives for Indigenous Placemaking at the Library are:

  • To develop both traditional and contemporary artworks that will promote an educational understanding and cultural communication of Indigenous peoples who live within Treaty 7 territory, including the signatory Nations and non-traditional Treaty 7 Indigenous peoples, using visual and oral storytelling.
  • To create a safe and inclusive place for sharing and gathering of all Nations and communities within the Treaty 7 area, to encourage education and communication about traditional and contemporary culture.
  • To promote collaboration among artists of all disciplines, backgrounds, and stages of careers.
  • To develop specific artworks that reflect traditional cultural practices, materials, and techniques taught and overseen by Elders and knowledge keepers.