6 February, 2020
Jonathan Lainey of the HuronWendat Nation appointed Curator Indigenous Cultures
The McCord Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Lainey as Curator, Indigenous Cultures. A member of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Jonathan will have a mandate to promote and bring a new perspective to the Museum’s internationally renowned Indigenous Cultures collection, one of the largest in Canada. At the same time, he will play an active role in the Museum’s ongoing process of indigenization.
“We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Lainey to our team. As a historian, Jonathan Lainey is known for his important contribution to ethnohistorical and Indigenous studies, and his mission will be of paramount importance to the future of the Museum. His appointment is another step in the right direction coming at a key moment in our history as we pursue the process of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Jonathan will energize our efforts and help make the McCord Museum a reference for welcoming and engaging with Indigenous communities”, said Suzanne Sauvage, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McCord Museum.
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