Reconciliation in Action: Building Good Relations
Reconciliation requires action. It’s great to be an ally to your Indigenous friends and peers but it’s even better to be their arm-in-arm accomplice. This workshop is for Canadian performing arts presenters, managers, and other arts workers who are committed to learning better practices for building meaningful and long-lasting good relations with local Indigenous artists, elders, and communities.
What can you expect from this professional development workshop? The full-day activities will include formal presentations as well as collaborative group work. Listen and learn how community connections are being nurtured and sustained; you will come away with new tools and actionable ideals to consider in your personal journey as an ally to the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.
Brit Johnston (she/her) is an artist, creative producer, and community activator. She was raised on her maternal grandmother’s ancestral territory, Genabaajing Anishinaabek/Serpent River First Nation, ON. Brit studied Theatre and arts management at the University of Ottawa, she specializes in festivals/events, production management, and community engagement best practices. She has worked with notable performing arts organizations including CAPACOA, NAC Indigenous Theatre, Prismatic Arts Festival, and Ottawa Fringe. Her ongoing mission to create space and uplift Indigenous voices has led her to develop a soft power approach to facilitating good relations between artists, organizations, and communities.
Please join us at one of the following sessions:
- Monday, 20 March (9:30AM to 4:30PM)
Charlottetown, PE at Studio 1 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts
- Wednesday, 22 March (9:30AM to 4:30PM)
St. John’s, NL at First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity
- Friday, 24 March (9:30AM to 4:30PM)
Halifax, NS, at Room 401 at the Dalhousie Arts Centre
- $25.00 + HST for APA members
- $35.00 + HST for non-member