1 Michael Miranda, “Hard Numbers: A Study on Diversity in Canada’s Galleries,” Canadian Art, April 5, 2017, accessed April 11, 2017, canadianart.ca/features/art-leadership-diversity/. 2 Lee-Ann Martin, The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion: Contemporary Native Art and Public Art Museums in Canada. A Report Submitted to the Canada Council (Ottawa: Canada Council, 1991).
3 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to
Action (Winnipeg: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2015): 8. The TRC’s report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system is a detailed account of what happened to Indigenous children who were forcibly removed from their homes to be assimilated into Eurocentric Canada, with many suffering tremendous physical and sexual abuse. Prior to the final report, a summary report was released outlining 94 calls to action, divided into two parts: legacy (1-42) and reconciliation (43-94). The report is available at trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/File/2015/Findings/Calls_to_Action_ English2.pdf.
4 See additional writings by Margaret Kovach, Heather Igloliorte, Jaimie Isaac, Julie Nagam, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Linda Tuhiwai Smith.
5 The Canada 150 Fund is disbursed though the Government of Canada’s Department of Canadian Heritage and is earmarked for activities to celebrate the sesquicentennial. As noted by the Department, “the goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.” canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1424795454758/1434974349768.