The South Asian Canadian Histories Association (SACHA) was established in 2016 to bring together art, history, and research. Our aim is to create, facilitate, support, and exhibit arts and research-driven initiatives rooted in South Asian Canadian history, culture, and identity.
SACHA's first major project was "Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada," which brought together artists, activists, and scholars to explore the difficult stories that comprise Canada's past in the context of the commemoration of 150 years since Canadian Confederation. The project received major funding from the Canada 150 Fund, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia, with the additional support of Simon Fraser University Woodwards.
Photo: SACHA founders with MP Joyce Murray at the SACHA Canada 150+ launch.