Over the course of a decade, the residential school system scrubbed Diana Frost’s mother of her culture and identity. As a result, Diana too was raised with no connection to her heritage—or even awareness that she was Algonquin Métis. It wasn’t until the Calgary woman reached her early 20s that the truth of her family’s past was revealed.
“It’s taken me a long time to learn about my own culture, and I’m still dealing with intergenerational trauma,” says Frost, who’s dedicated her career to elevating the stories of Indigenous elders and artists. “You could say I’m part activism and part reconciliation through the arts.”
In our latest This is AMA video, Frost shares how her social enterprise is helping build community, fund Indigenous projects, and promote healing.