Multidisciplinary arts and music non-profit organizations, aimed at working with Indigenous students but could perhaps be applied across the school population.
Mikw Chiyâm is an interdisciplinary arts program that was commissioned by the Cree School Board in 2015. The program aims to increase student retention and attachment to school by providing an alternative space for creative learning. Mikw Chiyâm aims to inspire youth by creating contexts for students to collaborate with professional Canadian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and express their personal and collective voices through artistic expression. [Website quote]
This is a collection of one week workshops lead by recognized Indigenous artists. The project aims to deliver interactive youth based projects in music and digital art forms and hopes to build creative capacities in all participants. [Website quote]
Mobility is an integral part of the Wapikoni approach: we “travel to” youth living in Aboriginal communities to offer practical workshops tailored to their reality and their culture.
These websites might be of interest to art and music teachers trying to integrate Indigenous perspectives into their curriculum.