Two Rivers Gallery is hosting Lheidli: Where the Two Rivers Meet — a seven week exhibition in their Rustad Galleria from Aug 11 to Sep 25, 2022 in Prince George, BC.
The exhibit and related print publication is a showcase of the Decolonizing Cultural Safety Education Through Cultural Connections project — an Indigenous community-led approach to cultural safety education that seeks to decolonize the healthcare system through making and dialogue.
We invite you to join the exhibit opening and print publication launch on August 11, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00pm to meet the project team, artists and collaborators, and understand the potential of an Indigenous-led approach to addressing Indigenous-specific racism and health inequities that persist today.
5:00pm Doors open
5:30pm Welcome by Elder Darlene McIntosh
5:45pm Opening remarks by the Cultural Connections Team
6:00pm Open exhibit, with appetizers and beverages served.
More About the Project
This is a collaboration between the Aboriginal Gathering Place and the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECU) and the Director of Aboriginal Education at the College of New Caledonia (CNC), and funded through a Systems Change Grant from the Vancouver Foundation. The overall goal of this project has been to shift how the next generation of health professionals' views Indigenous health and support an environment where Indigenous peoples consistently access culturally safe and appropriate care, feel comfortable using the healthcare system, and experience better health outcomes.
The exhibit and related publication (which will be available by donation at the gallery), are the result of a 3-year pilot project to develop and test the Cultural Connections Workshop Model for cultural safety education. Grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, the 3-day workshop aims to create a culturally immersive space for the purpose of shared learning and mutual benefit by bringing together health science students with Indigenous community members. Participants interact with one another through sharing circles and through making — using arts and material practice to facilitate dialogue and relationship building.