Indigenist frameworks emphasize that knowledge develops in circles. Our aim is to be on a good path together, grounded in relationship, accountability to youth, the community and each other as we circle in on deeper levels of understanding. We do not know what our outcomes will be yet; where our endpoint lies but we are learning together. This, we think is reconciliation in action, one relationship at a time.
Our experimental Incubator for Digital Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship is an urban and land-based arts and culture training program for next-generation Indigenous talent, with the goal to incubate sustainable self-employment.
It builds upon proven cultural entrepreneurship training to foster new arts industry employment through a careful balance of traditional knowledge, science and modern technologies. Indigenous artists from Northwestern Ontario, Nunavut and Manitoba will learn alongside an inclusive team of researchers, arts educators and professional artists.