Indian Band, which resulted in a permanent exhibition of Nk’Mip Day School Art at the Nk’Mip Desert Heritage Centre, and a Virtual Museum of Canada website exhibition. A recent focus for Walsh’s research includes the repatriation of paintings done by children at the Alberni residential school to Survivors and their families and has extended to other communities across Canada. The Alberni IRS repatriation project has been exhibited and featured at regional and national events held by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 2012 and 2013. Walsh was inducted as Honorary Witness to the TRC in 2012. In 2016 she received a BC Museums Association Award of Merit for her collaborative curatorial work with Survivors and former students on day school and residential school art collections.
Major funding for Walsh’s research has been gratefully received from the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the TRC, and SSHRC (2003-2006; 2012-2014). Recently curated exhibitions include To Reunite, To Honour, To Witness (Legacy Art Gallery 2013), and We Are All One (Alberni Valley Museum 2014/15), Behind the Veil: the art of Rande Cook (Campbell River Art Gallery 2015), and Out of the Frame: Salish Printmaking (Legacy Art Gallery 2016).