Indigenous history on public display must be framed as a living, breathing thing – CBC

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Indigenous history on public display must be framed as a living, breathing thing – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 202125 Views

Jun 11, 2021

The exhibits I grew up with helped give me the confidence to learn more about myself

I visited Oka National Park one chilly day last November, partially to take in the beautiful Quebec countryside, but also with the hope of learning about some local Indigenous history. What I read on the signage displayed at the park not only disappointed me, but led me to seriously reconsider the importance of sharing history, how it’s done right, how it’s done wrong and how it may reflect the attitude of an entire province.

I’ve always been keen about learning about my surrounding area — from the flora and fauna of the parks in my hometown of Victoria, British Columbia, to the cultural history of where I now live, Montreal. This curiosity has been a part of me since I was young, and it eventually led me to move across the country to study environmental geography at Concordia University.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/first-person-indigenous-representation-museums-culture-history-1.6059501

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