The Importance Of Preserving Your Culture

I think the bigger issue of why there’s such a rich cultural landscape in Montreal has to do with, again, those issues of identity. I mean, when you’re legitimately facing kind of an erasure of your language and who you are because you are such a vast minority in a place, I think your first line of defense is culture, is to create a thriving cultural atmosphere which the arts are included, the visual arts and the other artistic expressions of the other humanities are ultra important in that sense and have to be encouraged, have to be lavished upon perhaps so as to not only capture these stories, these identities, these narratives, but also to bring them forward into the future in a way that lives, breathes, and is relevant because languages do die, cultures do die, they do change, they shift, they become other things.