You have heard the term walk a mile in my shoes. Now the Galt Museum and Archives is inviting people to view a new exhibit where they will walk a mile in an Indigenous person’s moccasins. It showcases 18 unique stories of Kainai and Piikani First Nation members. Camina Weasel Moccasin, the curator of the exhibit, says the idea first began in May. The plan is to have the exhibit up at the Galt until the end of the year.
“So then throughout the summer is when I did majority of the engagements with people. And then after that, actually what I find really interesting about this exhibit, the first one done by the Indigenous curator here at the museum, it’s all Blackfoot participants. And I was actually able to find a Blackfoot designer to design each of the squares. So for me, that was really important, that it was voices of the community coming from the community and very much kind of community work to put it together.”
There is the potential for it to become even bigger featuring youth and the challenges they face.