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Damara Jacobs-Petersen, Indigenous Programming

Areas of Expertise

Damara Jacobs-Petersen is responsible for the collaborative design, implementation, and evaluation of educational and public programming that bridges Indigenous communities and the diverse audiences the museum serves. Damara is also the Director of the Native Youth Program, MOA’s longest running work learn opportunity for Indigenous youth.

Research Interests

Damara is interested in arts-based education within informal learning spaces, Indigenous knowledge systems particularly traditional ecological knowledge, and Squamish Nation history and weaving traditions.