Co-creation between Cultural Institutions and Indigenous organizations at the McCord Museum

Conversations and Workshop

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

Co-creation between Cultural Institutions and Indigenous organizations


This sharing-of-expertise session, presented by the McCord Museum, in collaboration with Wapikoni Mobile, will certainly appeal to all of Montreal’s artistic and cultural professionals. More than ever, the relationship between Indigenous communities and cultural institutions has become a core concerns for many organizations.

We will be addressing the process of cocreation and collaboration in the context of decolonisation and indigenization of cultural institutions and we want to invite all Indigenous cultural and artistic production organizations as well as creators, storytellers and Indigenous knowledge holders to join us in this collaborative thinking session.

In the context of cultural institutions pledging to undertake a decolonisation process, how is the conversation and collaboration with Indigenous artists, organizations, communities, and collaborators carried out? Is this a linear process? How is it developed? What was learned and what have where have we advanced to in our journey towards reconciliation?


9:30 a.m. to Noon: Conversations

Sharing of good practices identified during the development of the Tell Me a Legend workshop, a cultural mediation project co-created by the McCord Museum and Wapikoni.

  • Leïla Afriat, Project Manager, Education, Community Engagement and Cultural Programs at the McCord Museum
  • Morgane Demarchi, Strategic Executive Assistant at Wapikoni Mobile

Conversation about the values of reciprocity and commitment that allow for the development of a holistic approach towards meeting and collaborating with one another.

  • Odile Joannette, Innu, Executive Director of Wapikoni Mobile
  • Jonathan Lainey, Huron-Wendat, Curator of Indigenous Cultures at the McCord Museum

Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Workshop

Participants will experience the Tell Me a Legend workshop, facilitated by a mediator from the McCord Museum with the collaboration of Odile Joannette.

This meeting is part of an agreement with the Conseil des arts de Montréal which identifies the McCord Museum as one of eight cultural institutions that make their resources, expertise and networks available for the benefit of the arts community.


Free activity reserved for professionals from Montreal’s cultural and artistic communities and artists. Limited places.
The event will take place online on Zoom and will be held in French.
Register here.

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