The UBC Museum of Anthropology and First People’s School Festival

The Museum of Anthropology has many programs and exhibitions related to transforming settler consciousness, including a photo exhibition of residential school experiences, claiming space by urban Aboriginal Youth, and c̓esnaʔəm, the city before the city which is a collaboration with the Musqueam First Nation.

In addition to these exhibitions, an annual initiative undertaken by the MOA is the First People’s School Festival, in collaboration with the Vancouver School Board. The event is described on the MOA Website:  “Featuring Aboriginal storytellers, dancers, fashion designers, and musicians, the Festival shares First Nations traditions with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students to create better appreciation of the diversity among First Nations and build understandings across communities.”

Overall, the museum makes decolonization and transforming settler consciousness a core focus of its exhibitions and programming.


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