The time I spent at MOA from 2007-2010 has been instrumental to my development as a scholar and as a person. During these years, I was exposed to such an incredible wealth of cultural and artistic practices, projects, and events. I witnessed many lively debates and discussions and was able to work closely with an amazing selection of community activists, Elders, students, volunteers, artists, curators, educators, and researchers. During this time, I experienced how MOA serves as a hub for contemporary artistic production and critical cultural and curatorial research including important discussions about how cultural research should and should not, take place in and through museums, particularly as this work pertains to Indigenous material collections.
 From 2009-2010 I worked an Internship in the Education and Public Programming Department under Curator Dr. Jill Baird. With this position I was able to co-design and co-facilitate a wide range of programming including developing education programs, site-specific performances or events, hosting artists-in-residency, academic and public conferences, and festivals. Major events include: The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival with the Dancers of Damelahamid; hosting a group of Tibetan Monks in residence;  INBODY : A Global Dialogue, a public symposium on the body; and serving as production manager for  A Celebration of Creativity,  MOA’s 2010 5-day Grand Re-Opening festival to mark the completion of major structural and exhibition space renovations.  
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