Listen, read, educate and engage
Over the years, Artexte’s vocations have evolved, yet we have always been determined to preserve and share reliable information sources and support the growth of knowledge.
In support of the Palestinian people:
Its for this reason, in support of the Palestinian people, it’s artists and cultural workers, that we are committed to sharing resources related to practices that call for resistance through art, by using our research keyword in e-artexte PALESTINE.
In addition, as a form of community engagement, we invite you to sign, read and share the Statement by Canadian artists and cultural workers in support of the Palestinian people’s struggle against military occupation, siege, colonization and apartheid written by Rehab Nazzal, Palestinian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist.
In solidarity with Indigenous communities:
The Artexte team offers our condolences to Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. The recent discovery of the remains of 215 children from the community of Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops in British-Columbia has brought great sadness. This recent news confronts us with our colonial past, still very recent, and still active, through colonialist policies and systemic racism that continue to affect local and national Indigenous communities.
Since its beginnings, the Artexte team has always believed in the importance of preserving and sharing reliable information, all while supporting the creation of new knowledge. It is for this very reason that we always aim to strengthen the dissemination of Indigenous visual arts and the knowledge it represents as a way to participate in the reach and awareness of our Indigenous cultures.
- Final of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (2019);
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015);
- Commission d’enquête sur les relations entre les Autochtones et certains services publics au Québec : écoute, réconciliation et progrès (2019);
- The Indigenous Foundation;
- Projets Autochtones du Québec;
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society;
- Legacy of Hope Foundation;
- To learn more about Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc’s community
In memory of the victims of the Tulsa race massacre:
May 31st sadly marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most deadly race massacres in the history of the United States : The Tulsa race massacre. During a night of riots, the police and authorities of Tulsa turned against the flourishing African-American community of Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street. The violence resulted in the death of over 300 African-Americans, and over one thousand buildings were destroyed by arson and bombs.
In our current context, when systemic racism is still causing significant harm to Black communities across North America, the Artexte team believes in the importance of archives and testimonies when the time comes to remember this dark event, in order to commonly assess our values, our privileges, our current society and above all, the actions that we can take in order to contribute to a narrative that is more just and representative of our real history.
There is several ways to support Quebec’s black communities, we invite you to discover how on our Black Lives Matter page.