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     Since human beings are part of nature, the natural world reveals to us its specific local beauties, reinforcing a distinct sense of place through this relative coexistence. In time, season, and location, it presents us all kinds of unique forms, textures, and colours. This context is the powerful basis for a gradually evolving social consciousness of local identity and culture, that historically has been tapped over millenia as a source of civilization.

     In recent years, this local voice has been increasingly obscured in a rapidly changing and interconnected global marketplace. Here in Canada, we have a long established post-colonial tradition of strong influences from other countries, and at the present time is this issue more challenging than ever. It is within this context that True North Foundation was created to foster a specifically Canadian sense of identity and place through an advocacy of the creative arts both at home and abroad.

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