Lorilee Wastasecoot (and Krystal Hunt)

Peguis First Nation

Lorilee is the Curator of Indigenous Art and Engagement at the University of Victoria’s Legacy Art Galleries. She is an Ininew iskwew (Cree woman) with ancestral roots stemming from Peguis First Nation, York Factory in northern Manitoba and Winnipeg.


She visited the RBCM and met with Krystal Hunt RBCM’s Indigenous Collections Manager to view various Indigenous cultural belongings from the museum’s Indigenous Collections. During her visit she shared how important it was for Indigenous people to have access to these cultural belongings in collections like the RBCM’s.

Lorilee sees these collections as a way for Indigenous people to learn about their history and gather knowledge. She looks forward to the day when it is common practice for museums to return the Indigenous cultural belongings they have in their collections back to Indigenous people and communities.


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