The Mongolian Native Roots story could begin anywhere. Eight hundred years ago when Genghis Khan created the Mongolian Empire. In 2003 when Jack Weatherford published Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Or today.
This story begins with a conversation hosted by Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art called Creative Connections with Mongolia. The conversation was about the trip I took with Jack Weatherford in the summer of 2007 where opportunities for intercultural contribution and ideas for creating the Native Roots communication centre emerged.
Mongolia is a huge, landlocked country between China and Russia. It covers an area of 1,566,500 sq. km. Mongolia stretches 2,400 km from the west to the east and about 1,260 km from the north to the south. The total length of the country’s border is 8,156 km. It is the fifteenth largest, and the most sparsely populated country in the world.