Cherith Mark Appointed to Board
December 10, 2020, Banff, AB - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is pleased to share that the Minister of Advanced Education, Demetrios Nicolaides, through an Order in Council of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, has appointed Cherith Mark to the Board of Governors.
Janice Price, President and CEO
Adam Waterous, Chairman of the Board
Cherith Mark, Board Member
About Cherith Mark
Cherith Mark emâgiyabich. Îethka hemâchach. Mînî Thnî emâdahâch.
Cherith Mark is from the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Morley (AB), where she works as the Language & Culture Coordinator for the Stoney Education Authority. She is a graduate of Grant MacEwan College’s Dance Program and obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. She is an alumna of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, having attended the Aboriginal Arts program between 1999 and 2006. Ms. Mark also studied at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto from 1999 to 2002.
Cherith is a skilled dancer and performer whose artistic practice involves Indigenous pow wow dance, contemporary dance, theatre, and aerial work. She has toured and worked with Indigenous dance companies including Red Thunder Native Dance Theatre, Raven Spirit Dance, Dancing Earth and Kaha:wi Dance Theatre.
Cherith actively contributes to the Stoney Nakoda Nation, including as a member of the Making Treaty 7 Education Advisory Board from 2014 to 2017 and of the Mînî Thnî Charity Foundation board from 2014 to present. She served as the Centre Manager for the COVID-19 Morley Isolation Support Centre. Cherith plays a key role in leading Stoney language revitalization in her work with the Stoney Education Authority, in coordination with The Language Conservancy.
We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, in the beautiful and special territory of Treaty 7. We recognize the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina Nations, and Metis from Region 3, who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.
About Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. www.banffcentre.ca