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Consultations underway for culture strategy

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Consultations underway for culture strategy. The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has launched a province-wide consultation to develop the first†Culture Strategy for Ontario. The province is working with an expert advisory group, members of which have expertise and diverse perspectives on the role of culture in Ontario. They will provide advice to the government on the culture strategy. Shirley Cheechoo is among the members on the expert advisory group. Cheechoo is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, director and visual artist. She first gained national attention with her play, Path With No Moccasins. Her film directorial debut is the acclaimed short film, Silent Tears, which won Best Dramatic Short at film festivals in San Francisco, Edmonton, Sante Fe and Nebraska. It was screened at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Telefilm Canada/Television Northern Canada Award for Best Canadian Aboriginal Language Television Program. She was recently named Chancellor of Brock University. Community consultations will continue through to December.