83. We call upon the Canada Council for the Arts to establish, as a funding priority, a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.
This recommendation would offer individuals, communities, and art lovers of the land and safe institution or setting to express themselves freely with open dialogue. Cultural mix that allows for understanding and growth for the youth and adults alike. One food for thought is having events that utilize the artistic works for charities or NGO’s that support human rights and reconciliation – such as ‘Habitat for humanity’. With their programs such as ‘Aboriginal housing program’ supporting safe and stable housing the program has served over 100 families with the support of CMHC.
(Re)Conciliation, Canada Council for the Arts
Aboriginal Housing Program, Habitat for Humanity
Compiled By: Aaron Furbert