Acsenda Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Acsenda Celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Celebrating Indigenous Culture at Acsenda- Exploring the Artistry of Darren Yelton

In honor of National Indigenous History Month, Acsenda School of Management had the privilege of hosting the talented artist, Mr. Darren Yelton, from the Coast Salish-Squamish community.

 Students at Acsenda had the unique opportunity to delve into the world of Indigenous artistry and learn from a master carver.

During the carving event, students had the opportunity to witness firsthand the mastery of Mr. Yelton’s craftsmanship. The details and symbolism embedded in his artwork showcased the deep connection to Indigenous heritage.

The event provided a platform for students to appreciate and learn about the art form, fostering a greater understanding of Indigenous artistry and its cultural significance.

Promoting Cultural Understanding: Raising Awareness of Indigenous Heritage

Beyond the artistic aspect, this event also served as a means to raise awareness about Indigenous culture among international students. By immersing themselves in the art of carving and engaging with Mr. Yelton’s stories, students gained a deeper appreciation for the diversity and resilience of Indigenous peoples.

The event sparked meaningful conversations about the importance of preserving and honoring Indigenous heritage.

For those who were unable to attend the carving event, Acsenda School of Management invites everyone to visit the campus and experience the profound artwork of Darren Yelton firsthand. By engaging with his creations, visitors can enrich their understanding of Indigenous artistry and history, fostering a greater appreciation for the profound contributions of Indigenous peoples

 Mr. Darren Yelton, a renowned Canadian sculptor and proud member of the Squamish Nation, generously shared his artistic journey with Acsenda students. His dedication to preserving the vibrant culture and traditions of his community is evident in his awe-inspiring artwork. 

From learning the intricate techniques of carving to infusing profound symbolism into his creations, Mr. Yelton’s story left everyone inspired and deeply moved.

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As we celebrate National Indigenous History Month, Acsenda embraces the opportunity to honor and celebrate Indigenous culture. The encounter with Darren Yelton and his remarkable artwork provided an avenue for students to immerse themselves in the richness of Indigenous heritage. 

By continuing to learn and appreciate the diversity, resilience, and profound contributions of Indigenous peoples, we strive to foster a more inclusive and culturally aware community at Acsenda and beyond.

International students can embrace the opportunity to honor and celebrate Indigenous culture in several ways:

Attend Cultural Events:  These events may include powwows, storytelling sessions, art exhibitions, and traditional performances. Engaging in these activities allows international students to witness and appreciate Indigenous culture firsthand.

Join Cultural Clubs or Organizations:  Active participation in club activities, workshops, and discussions provides a platform to engage with Indigenous students and learn from their experiences.

Take Indigenous Studies Courses: These courses delve into the rich history, literature, art, and traditions of Indigenous peoples. 

Volunteer and Support Indigenous Initiatives:  This can include assisting with cultural preservation projects, participating in community events, or contributing to Indigenous-focused organizations. 

Engage in Dialogue and Cultural Exchange: Engage in open and respectful dialogue with Indigenous students, faculty, and community members. 

Educate Others:  Organize awareness campaigns, cultural showcases, or presentations to share knowledge about Indigenous traditions, histories, and contemporary issues. 

By sharing their experiences and promoting understanding, international students can contribute to a more inclusive and respectful environment.

International students can honor and celebrate Indigenous culture, fostering cultural exchange, understanding, and appreciation within their university communities and beyond.

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