Events & News

Indigenous Heritage Circle

2017 Events

  • The IHC will be hosting the Vancouver Forum at the Musqueam Cultural Centre on 11 May 2017. The event is almost sold out. Please use the contact us form to request a seat. The Vancouver Forum is generously sponsored by Archer CRM Partnership www.archercrm.ca and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council www.fpcc.ca.
  • The IHC was represented by Karen Aird at the congress on Indigenous Perspectives on Repatriation in March 2017  hosted by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and the Royal BC Provincial Museum.

2016 Events

  • Indigenous Heritage Circle Roundtable was held in Ottawa on November 23, 2016, in Ottawa. Participants included leaders and general members from nearby Indigenous nations, Indigenous people from other parts of Canada who live in Ottawa, and representatives of mainstream organizations (not-for-profits, government and professional). They pointed to various challenges faced in addressing grant requirements, accepting objects for repatriation, strengthening Indigenous languages, promoting Indigenous health protocols, etc.
  • The IHC was represented by Karen Aird at the Banff Centre’s Truth and Reconciliation Summit in October 2016.
  • The 2016 conference of the National Trust and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals in Hamilton, ON, included a presentation by Karen Aird and Alain Fournier, EVOQ Architecture on “Indigenous Sacred Places: a New Approach”. At the same conference, Karen Aird was a guest speaker at the Indigenous Heritage and Reconciliation Forum.

Others

  • Release of  A New Shared Arctic Leadership Model by Mary Simon, Special Representative to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development on Arctic Leadership. The report responds to the federal government’s commitment to developing a new Arctic Policy Framework. Its recommendations cover several topics, including education and language, research and Indigenous knowledge and continuing the conservation discussion.
  • Agreement made to preserve Sumas burial site in Abbotsford