The community is invited to participate in a special ceremony as the Canmore Museum welcomes John Snow Jr. (Chiniki), David Bearspaw (Bearspaw), Trudy Wesley (Wesley) and Glenda Crawler (Wesley) as members of the museum’s new Stoney Nakoda Advisory Circle. We will also be welcoming Tony Snow, who is joining us for a two-year Indigenous Cultural Residency as Curator of Indigenous Content beginning October 1. This program is a partnership between the Canmore Museum, the Alberta Museums Association, and Athabasca University to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in the Bow Valley.
The ceremony will include an opening prayer and song, followed by a welcome by the Executive Officer and the Board of Directors of the Canmore Museum. The Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Circle, John Snow Jr, the museum’s new Curator of Indigenous Content, Tony Snow, and the Executive Director of the Alberta Museums Association, Jennifer Forsythe, will then share their perspective on the role of museums in addressing the dificult legacy of Canadian colonialism and settlement in relation to Indigenous peoples.
Following the ceremony, guests are invited to join us for refreshments.