Event Detail

Social Responsibility Workshop: Understanding Place


  • The Galt Museum & Archives / Akaisamitohkanao’pa
  • 502 1 Street South
  • Lethbridge AB
  • Canada


Friday, June 16, 2023


Member $75.00
Non-Member $100.00
Institution $75.00
Bulk $50.00
Student $50.00


Understanding Place: How We Build Meaning in the Spaces We Occupy The Galt Museum & Archives is a leader in community-centered change making. Bringing together partners from the local community, this one-day workshop on Friday June 16, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will engage participants in a dialogue around modes of representation, the signs and symbols of naming and placemaking, and actions that demonstrate commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. The morning roundtable participants will include: • Elder Ninna Piiksii (Chief Bird), Dr. Mike Bruised Head; • Api'soomaahka, artist and co-founder the Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association (KEPA) and Napi's Garden; • Charlene Bruised Head-Mountain Horse, Indigenous Relations Advisor with the City of Lethbridge; • Melanie Morrow, Vice President of the Métis Nation of Alberta Local #2003 and Elementary Indigenous Education Teacher with Lethbridge School Division; and • Darrin J. Martens, Aaká óóhkotoki (Many Rocks), CEO/Executive Director of the Galt Museum & Archives. Afternoon breakout sessions will explore collections and the importance of oral histories, land-based learning through a Blackfoot lens, and using program engagement to assert presence. For further information on the workshop or the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, please contact Shauna Coombs, Program Lead, at awards@museums.ab.ca or 780.424.2626.
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