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Last month, in a historic and overdue move, the first Indigenous leader was appointed to head a Canadian public art institution. John G. Hampton, who is Chickasaw, was appointed executive director and CEO of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, a prominent museum in Regina, bringing new and old perspectives to the fore, including various innovative curatorial, educational, and residency opportunities.  

The MacKenzie Art Gallery, a prominent institution with a major collection of nearly 5,000 objects of traditional First Nations art, is located on Treaty 4 territory, an area historically known as Oskana kâ-asastêki (Plains Cree for “Pile of Bones”) and the traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. As one of Canada’s older public art galleries, it comes as no surprise that it is now once again leading the way in exhibiting and collecting the work of First Nations artists, with the guidance of Indigenous curators.

Read more on artnet:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/john-hampton-interview-1943193

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