Indigenous Perspectives Project
The Fort la Reine Museum is undertaking the initiative to present regional Indigenous histories and worldviews through the Indigenous Perspectives Project. We will incorporate first hand Indigenous perspectives into the Museum experience through digital media, cultural materials and artefacts, guided tours, impactful imagery, and interpretive materials. Other facets of the project include:
- The repatriation of Indigenous cultural materials at the Museum.
- Reintegration of Indigenous histories that were previously silenced or ignored. These histories shall be collected from indigenous authors and scholars, oral history interviews and testimonials from local indigenous community members, and academically recognized sources.
- Establishing this as an off-season long-term project to continually give voice to Indigenous peoples in our community.
- Being flexible with the content that we collect from Indigenous sources – our project may change to make sure that we are being ethical, appropriate, and respectful while encompassing the entirety of our research and testimonials.
- Being mindful as to not victimize Indigenous peoples through a Settler lens, while still recognizing the dark parts of history.
- Exhibition materials shall be edited and approved by local Indigenous representatives to insure ethical and factual standards are met.
As part of this larger initiative, we are creating a Indigenous Histories Timeline, and we need your help! Are you Indigenous, local, and have historic knowledge of your community? Please read through the Draft Timeline and submit your thoughts and edits to be considered for publication.