Category: Participant Bio

Anong Beam

Anong Migwans Beam is a painter and curator living and working in M’chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island. Her artistic practice involves hybrids of representational landscapes and photographic records…

Arthur Renwick

Arthur Renwick is a photo-based artist, independent curator and professor. His practice explores cultural identity and colonization. Renwick is a member of the Haisla First Nation; he was…

Lori Blondeau

As a Cree/Saulteaux artist, Lori Blondeau’s artistic practice continues to explore the influence of popular media and culture (contemporary and historical) on Aboriginal self-identity, self-image, and self-definition. Lori…

Adam Martin

Since moving from Six Nations of the Grand River in 2005, Adam has made a place for himself in the arts community of Regina, Saskatchewan. Member of the…

Jim Logan

Jim Logan, (Cree/Sioux-Metis) is a visual artists, curator and arts administrator. Jim has over 30 years’ experience as professional artist and 15 years as a Program Officer with…

Cathy Mattes

In her curatorial and writing practice Cathy Mattes focuses on Aboriginal issues and art, and explores concepts of community and dialogical aesthetics. Several examples are: Frontrunners (2011, Urban…

Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow

Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow is Anishinaabe and Kanien’keha:ka, and a member of Whitefish River First Nation with roots in Kahnawake. She is a PhD student in the Cultural Mediations…

Louise Profeit-LeBlanc

Biography for Louise Profeit-LeBlanc -”Tse Duna” Louise is an internationally renown, traditional Storyteller/ textile artist, from the Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation of Mayo, in northeast Yukon. For…

Ursula Johnson

Ursula Johnson is an emerging performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw First Nation ancestry. She graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and has participated…

Richard Hill

Richard William Hill is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Hill taught full-time in the Art History program at…

Nadia Myre

Nadia Myre is a visual artist from Quebec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. For over a decade, her multi-disciplinary practice has been…

Jennifer Bowen Allen

Jennifer Bowen is Dene. She is an emerging curator and arts administrator from Whitehorse, Yukon. She is currently enrolled at the University of Lethbridge in the Fine Arts…

Daina Warren

Daina Warren is a member of the Montana or Akamihk Cree Nation in Maskwacis (Bear Hills), Alberta. In 2000, she was awarded Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators…

Guy Sioui Durand

Guy Tsie8ei 8aho8en yatshih, Wendat endi’, Yanariskwa’ iwayitiohkou’tenh, Wendake ekwayehtih, Teyiatontariye indare. Wendat (Huron) originaire de Wendake, Guy Sioui Durand est membre du clan du Loup dans la…

Shelley Niro

Shelley Niro was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y. She currently lives in Brantford, Ontario. Niro is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Mohawk, Turtle…

Natalie Sappier-Samaqani Cocahq

Natalie Sappier-Samaqani Cocahq grew up in Tobique First Nation, New Brunswick. She began as a visual artist, inspired by ceremonial teachings, language and surroundings. The roots of her…

Heather Igloliorte

Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk from Nunatsiavut. She is an Assistant Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement in Montreal and an…

Judy Anderson

Judy Anderson is Cree from the Gordon First Nation whose practice includes beadwork, installation, hand-made paper, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and, collaborative projects. Her work is deeply personal with…

Niki Little

Niki Little | Wabiska Maengun is a mother, softball coach, artist/observer, arts administrator and a founding member of The Ephemerals (random order). She is of Cree/English descent from…

Hannah Claus

Hannah Claus’ installations engage with metaphor as a sensory experience, interpreting Indigenous cosmologies and methodologies as active concepts grounded in memory, time and relationships. Some exhibitions include, Wearing…

France Trépanier

France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. Her practice is informed by relational aesthetic and the use of strategies of collaboration….

Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé (b. 1992) is a proud member of the White River First Nation of Beaver Creek (Yukon/Alaska). She graduated from the University of Victoria in 2014…

Joseph Tisiga

Joseph Tisiga: A member of the Kaska Dene Nation, Tisiga is currently based in Whitehorse, Yukon. He studied at Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design and has…

Doug Smarch Jr

Doug Smarch Jr: From the Inland Tlingit community of Teslin, Smarch attended San Francisco Arts Institute and earned a BFA. He then went on to earn a Graduate…

Shelby Blackjack

Shelby Blackjack: Residing in the Yukon and an active member of the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, Blackjack is a recognized role model, artist and educator of Northern…

Dayna Danger

Dayna Danger is an emerging Queer, Metis/Saulteaux/Polish artist raised in Winnipeg, MB. Utilizing photography, sculpture, and video, Danger ‘s practice questions the line between empowerment and objectification by…

Peter Morin

Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and writer. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s practice-based research investigates the impact zones that occur when indigenous…

Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue is a curator, writer and uninvited guest on the unceded Coast Salish territories of Vancouver BC. Of mixed French, Dutch and Métis ancestry, she grew up…

Wahsontiio Cross

Wahsontiio Cross is an artist, art historian and arts educator from Kahnawake Kanien’kehá:ka Territory (QC). She is a PhD student in the Cultural Mediations program at Carleton University…

John G. Hampton

John G. Hampton is the Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video and the Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre….

Lisa Myers

Lisa Myers is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. She grew up in southern Ontario and is of Anishinaabe ancestry from Shawanaga…

Joseph Naytowhow

Joseph Naytowhow is a gifted Plains/Woodland Cree (nehiyaw) singer/songwriter, storyteller, and actor from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation Band in Saskatchewan. He is renowned for his unique style…

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Gwich’in artist and a founding member of the ReMatriate collective. In 2012, she graduated from Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Fine…

Marcia Crosby

Marcia Crosby has worked as professor of Native Studies, writer, researcher and curator; her essays include, for example, the works of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Rebecca Belmore, “Construction…

Ryan Rice

Ryan Rice, a Mohawk of Kahnawake, Quebec, is the Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto, ON). His curatorial…

Skawennati

La pratique artistique de Skawennati aborde les notions d’histoire, l’avenir et le changement. Ses projets médiatiques incluent l’espace virtuel CyberPowWow (1997-2004); un journal intime avec des poupées en…

Lori Beavis

Lori Beavis (Mississauga and Irish/ Welsh settler descent) is an art educator/ art historian and curator based in Montreal. She has recently completed her PhD. in Art Education…

Naomi Johnson

Naomi Johnson is a Mohawk Bear clan from Six Nations. Naomi has worked within the arts in various capacities; with several years’ experience as a professional artist, community…

Yves Sioui Durand

acteur – auteur – metteur en scène et réalisateur En 1985, Yves Sioui Durand fonde Ondinnok, compagnie pionnière du théâtre amérindien francophone au Québec. Depuis 30 ans, il…

Sonia Robertson

En tant qu’artiste multidisciplinaire ilnue de Mashteuiatsh, Sonia Robertson, participe à de nombreux événements artistiques au Canada et à l’international : en France, en Haïti, au Japon et…

Marie-Josée Parent

Marie-Josée Parent est directrice générale de DestiNATIONS, un projet d’ambassade culturelle autochtone à Montréal. D’héritages Mi’kmaq et acadienne, elle détient un baccalauréat en philosophie et une maîtrise en…

Léuli Eshraghi

Léuli Eshraghi is a Sāmoan and Persian artist, curator and PhD candidate at Monash University Art Design + Architecture (MADA) whose work centres on indigeneity, language, the body,…

David Garneau

David Garneau (Métis) is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Garneau’s practice includes painting, drawing, performance art, video, curation, and critical writing. Garneau…

Clayton Windatt

Born in St. Catherines, Clayton Windatt has lived in the Northeastern region of Ontario for most of his life and is a Métis Multi-artist. After previously working as…