Aboriginal Perspectives In The Visual Arts

This session is aimed at educators seeking to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives and content in a way that honours the rich heritage of Indigenous peoples. The work of contemporary Indigenous artists will be presented, as well as protocols and issues of cultural appropriation. We will show how the First Peoples Principles of Learning have been embedded into the new curriculum to help educators make direct connections to them as part of their ongoing practice, and we will share resources and sample lessons to assist educators in their journey.

Target Audience
Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

Language of Instruction

Sponsoring PSA
BC Art Teachers' Association (BCATA)



Sharon Richards

Sharon Richards is an Art Teacher at Westsyde Secondary School, SD73 Kamloops/Thompson.

Charlotte Lightburn

Charlotte Lightburn is an Art Teacher at Gleneagle Secondary School, SD43 Coquitlam.

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