Stories of this Place: An Indigenous Art Park for Edmonton, Alberta

  • Thursday, September 21
  • 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Klondike Room

Presenter(s): 

Christine Frederick, Executive Director, Alberta Aboriginal Arts
Michelle Hartlaub, Senior Planner, City of Edmonton
Miranda Jimmy, Program Manager, Edmonton Heritage Council
Elder Jo-ann Saddleback, Cree Elder and Activist
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Artist.

Moderator: 

Katherine Kerr, Public Art Director, Edmonton Arts Council

Track: 

  • Community Engagement, Indigenous, Leadership/Careerpath
This session will explore how a committee of representatives from the local Indigenous community, the City of Edmonton, and the Edmonton Arts Council collaborated to create an Indigenous Art Park. The panel will share how their cooperative process built trust, opened opportunities, and explored new ways of thinking about place as they commissioned six Indigenous artists to tell stories of this place through site specific art.