This one-hour webinar is part of the spring 2016 visual history webinar series hosted by Canada’s History. Presentation by Bronwyn Graves and Rebecca Benson.
About this webinar: In this presentation Bronwyn and Rebecca will discuss the history of the Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest, and how they have consistently managed to encourage growth in the contest each year. They will share some of their strategies for engaging First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and writers, discuss the impact of the contest on the lives of their participants and finalists, and they will share some of the work of their past winners.
About the presenters: Bronwyn Graves is currently the Education Manager at Historica Canada, she draws on her experiences as a history teacher while working with the National Office programs to create learning tools that will challenge students to think critically about Canada’s history. Bronwyn holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor’s in Education from OISE/University of Toronto, and a Master’s Degree in Medieval and Modern Languages from Oxford.
Rebecca Benson is the Program Coordinator for Aboriginal Arts & Stories. She received her Master’s in Art History from Queen’s University, and previous to working at Historica, completed a Research Fellowship with the Museum of Healthcare addressing the cultural appropriation of indigenous medicines by early pharmaceutical companies. She is Tuscarora from Six Nations of the Grand River, a proud student of kanien’keha (the Mohawk language) and is fiercely committed to the revitalization of indigenous culture throughout turtle island.
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