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truth and reconciliation

Shelly Boyd, Arrow Lakes Coordinator, The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation speaking at the Paul Seesequasis opening reception, February 23, 2018

Truth and Reconciliation

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History acknowledges that the Museum resides on the traditional unceded territory of the Sinixt and Ktunaxa Nations. We would like to thank and acknowledge the Sinixt, Yaqan Nukiy Ktunaxa, and the Métis people for the opportunity to live, learn and share in cultural experiences in this beautiful place.

“Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no shortcuts.” – Justice Murray Sinclair

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is committed to answering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action for Museums, Archives, and Galleries and following the United Nations Declaration on the Rights on Indigenous Peoples.

Through relationship building with Indigenous Nations locally and regionally, and working collaboratively with Indigenous artists, educators, Knowledge Keepers and Elders, we are working to change educational programming at the Museum, and most importantly, working to change the Museum exhibition at Touchstones for 2024.

We encourage all visitors to Touchstones Nelson, and beyond, to read the TRC Final Report, the TRC Calls to Action and UNDRIP.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is currently forming an Indigenous Advisory Committee and invites Indigenous educators, leaders, artists, Knowledge Keepers and Elders to join us on this important committee. 

If you are interested in being involved, please contact the Museum at:, 250-352-9813.