The results of the 2022-23 round of funding under the Documentary Heritage Community Program are posted. The list of the 38 projects receiving $1.5 million is here.
Judging by the titles, 12 projects, about one-third, relate directly to indigenous peoples. As this funding is in addition to various Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives, LAC is bending over backward to support indigenous heritage initiatives.
Is that at the expense of others? DHCP is only supporting one project from the four Atlantic Provinces this year. Regardless of whether there is any linkage, it’s unfortunate there are no other Atlantic Canada projects. LAC should recognize the imbalance and go the extra mile to encourage quality proposals from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.