By Tyler Marr
In the basement of the Prince Albert Women’s Shelter, Ashley Peterson explained to seven others around a table how once she too called the safe space home.
But after grappling with this dark chapter of her life, she entered university and pursued a background in Indigenous Social Work.
Working as the Indigenous Gallery Educator at the Mann Art Gallery, Peterson was looking for a way to expand the centre’s Imagine Arts outreach program. Citing a lack of programming at the shelter, she felt an art therapy course with an Indigenous perspective could resonate with the women.