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  • LCBTQ and Other Important Letters

    LCBTQ and Other Important Letters

    Not having a lot of experience with the LGBTQ community and what even those letters really mean, I gained new perspective when interviewing people for Yiorgos’ Acts of Greatness project. Gender flexible and androgynous were just a few of the terms I learned. More revealing was their struggle to define themselves when the mainstream ran counter to their instincts. But isn’t that what more of us are facing? Often the mainstream doesn’t make sense and we have to challenge and […]

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  • Elder in the Making

    Elder in the Making

    :An aboriginal and a settler go on a Treaty 7 roadtrip Over the last year I have been getting to know the cast and crew of the Making Treaty 7 theatrical production. Seeing native and non-native actors, playwrights, dancers, and musicians studying, exploring, and expressing the stories surrounding Treaty 7 was eye-opening. How many of us know anything about our heritage here in Southern Alberta? Can we see how it shapes us today? If the sold-out workshop presentation at the […]

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  • Making Treaty 7 – A Hidden Story

    Making Treaty 7 – A Hidden Story

      Sometimes the most important hidden story is the one concealed right underneath your local history books. All my life I have lived on Treaty 7 land and know not a single fact about it. I was born in Montreal with a Chinese heritage, but I grew up here in Calgary. Sure, I read something about small pox wiping out most of the indigenous population. Yet for the most part I had this sense that there was no history here. […]

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  • C100: New Member of the Family

    C100: New Member of the Family

    While a camera is a tool for storytelling, I think many artists develop a relationship with their tools. It’s like good friends you have come to know with time. You also know there is never one friend (unless you are supremely lucky) that meets all of your needs. Some friends would love to go hiking in the mountains but would be detest a crowded party.┬áMy Canon 60D takes great pictures and delivers decent video in a lightweight, portable package. My […]

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  • SHARE A STORY of Essential Skills

    SHARE A STORY of Essential Skills

    Tell your story through the words of people you’ve impacted. In this short video, two individuals share how learning basic math skills has changed their circumstances and the lives of those around them in dramatic ways. Produced for the SustainAbilities program by Literacy Alberta.

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Chris Hsiung
chris@hiddenstory.ca
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