A Griot in its origin is a West-African tribal Storyteller, that preserved community legacy and recognition through oral tradition.

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OUR MISSION

Preserve history, pass on knowledge, collect resources, and recognize experiences and practices of Black Canadians in the National Capital Region through oral and written tradition and initiatives.

  • Preserve History

  • Pass On Knowledge

  • Collect Resources

  • Recognize Experiences & Practices

Our Values

Community

We believe as a community that it’s  our responsibility to carry our own stories forward.

Trust

We are committed to building trust with our elders and youth especially in the terms of sharing truth and knowledge.

Education

We are committed to educating our Black communities particularly with a youth focus to teach history and promote heritage and pride as well as providing opportunities and safe spaces for them to elevate, encourage, and engage with one another.

Leadership

We believe in the importance of leadership on a mentorship level for personal development of building confidence, honesty and integrity, accountability, commitment,  and motivation in taking on responsibilities in building our communities.

Research

We are committed to documenting oral and written history that is accessible, inclusive, respectful, informational and intentional.

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