Statement of Equity
The Korora Choir Association acknowledges that we are based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), traditional homeland and gathering place of many First Nations, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Dene, Nakota Sioux, and Saulteaux; and the Métis Nation. We respect Treaty Six, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
- “Equity” in our context means creating artistic spaces without unjustified barriers to full, shared, and meaningful participation by all members of our community.
- We discuss equity in our choirs.
- We develop and build equitable practices.
- We do our best to meet the needs of choir members of any racialized or ethnic group, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, country of origin, socioeconomic status, language skill, or age/generation, across the range of neurodiversity.
- We prioritize perspectives from members and traditions that are less often at the centre of choral music.
- We encourage members who are less familiar with equity concepts to attend deeply and be open to learning.
- We engage in learning that does not come at the expense of marginalized people.