ECUAD pilots new Indigenous-led course focused on influence of Indigenous presence, creativity

Emily Carr University of Art + Design has announced that it is piloting a new Indigenous-led course that will explore social, ecological, cultural, and political issues through the lens of contemporary Indigenous artists. The Indigenous Presence/Locating Ourselves in Place course focuses on Indigenous presence and creativity and how these have influenced contemporary society. Students in the course will also learn about respectfully using resources and environmental awareness, and will have reflection time so that they can consider what they have been taught. “To understand and to learn through the lens of your own personhood is an Indigenous value,” said ECUAD faculty member and Indigenous artist Mimi Gellman. The course is open for all undergraduate students at ECUAD. ECUAD Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.