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Wanda Nanibush,  Christian Island, Canada

Shawn Van Sluys

Shawn Van Sluys

Shawn Van Sluys is the the Editor-in-Chief of ArtsEverywhere and the Executive Director of Musagetes, a philanthropic foundation that experiments in small Canadian and European cities with ways to connect communities more deeply with the arts and creativity. The foundationā€™s mandate is to make the arts more central and meaningful in peopleā€™s lives, in their communities and societies. He joined Musagetes as its first Executive Director in January 2009. Prior to that, he was the first Executive Director of the Canadian Art Museum Directorsā€™ Organization, a national arts-service organization that represents 85 museum directors. Shawn studied art history at the University of Lethbridge. He is the President of the Guelph Jazz Festival and on the board of the Ammirato Culture House in Lecce, Italy. He is a member of the Executive Team of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph.

Imagining Futures: A Conversation on Indigenous Knowledge

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Canada 
Wanda Nanibush, Christian Island, Canada 
Adrian Stimson, Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, Canada 
Tim Lilburn, Victoria, Canada 
Philip Kevin Paul, WĢ±SƁNEĆ Nation, Canada 

Spur Guelph, a festival of art, politics, and ideas was convened in November 2015. As part of the festival, theĀ Imagining FuturesĀ conversation focused on the possibility of futures that draw from Indigenous and artistic ways of knowing and shaping the world. How can the imagining of indigenous futures offer new or revised institutional, relational, and spatial forms and metaphors that centralize...