Although Canada was recently designated the 6th richest country in the world by McKenzie and Company, it stands 21st in its progress on achieving the SDGs. One of the biggest reasons for this lag has been the treatment of Canada’s minorities and Indigenous peoples who face some of the most enormous social challenges brought upon them by generations of colonial rule. Catalyst member and Canada Chapter Co-Chair Vilupti Corlis is focusing this panel on the role of the arts in moving forward through reconciliation into a better future and indigenous leaders who are accelerating change towards the SDG’s. The panel will convene three unique Canadian indigenous artists whose voices are expressing truth and inspiring change, and in the process driving Canada forward: Catalyst is a global movement of social change innovators: agents for change – social entrepreneurs, intermediaries, funders, NGOs and other social change innovators, collaborating in this urgent moment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023
Solutions from the Frontlines
The Role of Indigenous Artists and Filmmakers in Achieving the SDGs
10 May 2022 | 18:00 - 19:30 CEST
Carey Newman Dr. Brian McInnes Shirley Cheechoo Kevin Loring Vilupti Corlis Eva Marszewski
Sustainable development goals
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions