Aboriginal Unhistory Month: Cultivating Conversations

The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people. We thank Musqueam for its hospitality and support of our work. The Aboriginal (Un)History Month exhibition celebrates Aboriginal creativity, scholarship, and intellectual traditions. It aims to educate, and cultivate conversations about relationship, representation, and recognition.  The exhibition introduced a wide range of Aboriginal experience and examine different meanings of the term “history” through the leadership of Aboriginal youth, research, media and curriculum resources. Historic representations of Aboriginal peoples have contributed to the development of negative stereotypes, and the exhibit shows ways of dislodging stereotypes are explored through a spectrum of imagery, objects, and texts from various media, including student films.

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