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Carrying Knowledge: Indigenous Artists' Archives

Carrying Knowledge: Indigenous Artists' Archives

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Principal Investigator: Lisa Myers.

Funding: SSHRC Insight Development Grant.

Term: 2021-2023.

The project is the first exploration of the informal archives that result from the work of Indigenous artists and filmmakers. Since these important archives hold linguistic, social and environmental histories related to Indigenous rights and interests in Canada, their care is of particular interest to First Nation communities, researchers, artists and museum professionals. Care of such collections will include making them accessible to communities and researchers. Through research ­creation in curatorial practice and socially engaged art approaches, the archival research will inform two art exhibitions and result in curatorial and academic writing.