Sean Kirkham 'Director of Canadian Foundation for Creative Development (CFCDI)'

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Art therapy
Missing Women’s Commision of Inquiry
Art in Site'
Living Memorial Stones
Department of First Nations Studies
Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
Downtown Eastside

Sean Kirkham, Director of Canadian Foundation for Creative Development (CFCDI), and Innovation, talks about the services the foundation offers to those in need in the communities of Vancouver. Art therapy, restorative justice, and commissioning local artists with a focus on bringing awareness to social injustice issues, and supporting local events centered on aboriginal cultural awareness, are just a few. One of the projects CFCDI is currently working on is called the ‘Living Memorial Stones’ project, which honours and commemorates the 62 stolen lives of missing and murdered women on the downtown east side, by laying 4” x 4” bronze plaques around city sidewalks. Sean talks about his past role with ‘Butterflies in Spirit,’ and the valuable community work they do, bringing awareness about violence to aboriginal girls and women. He states that CFCDI’s goal is to offer critical support services to those in need through education and mentorship  by working in conjunction with local artists and healthcare professionals.


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SFU Library Summit: Kirkham, Sean. Interviewer, Harrison, Don. Interview type, video recording. SFU Department of First Nations Studies. 2012. Research Assistants, Harrision, Don; Weasel Bear, Robyn. Department of First Nations Studies. ross, Dr. annie, Associate Professor. Funding provided by: SFU Teaching and Learning Development Grants