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May 2020

Indigenous Digital Artistic Hub: Connecting with our First Family: A virtual studio visit with Nyle Johnston (W.2)

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This interactive workshop looks to the tradition of storytelling as a foundation for learning.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of visual art as a catalyst for student voice and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. https://ago.ca/exhibitions/storytelling As the founder of Miigizi Creations, Nyle Johnston offers support to a range of community organizations as a Visual Story Teller, Master Artist, experienced Muralist and Cultural Consultant. His artistic practice is focused on drawing and painting stories of the Anishinaabe Nation…

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June 2020

Indigenous Digital Artistic Hub: ‘happening’ (Conversation & Activation) with Jenny Blackbird, Karyn Recollet, and special guest Liz Osawamick

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

We ask, how do we think alongside a strawberry, as a more-than-human relation/as a ready to be worn, or offered-extension of care? What are the concepts and forms, shapes of care, and relationality that does not require a performance of a knowable, consumable packaged Indigenous aesthetic? What are the technologies of emergence that we hold tender and close at this moment in time?  How does being in relation with a berry extend into a conversation of critical care-ing technologies? We…

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Indigenous Digital Artistic Hub: Decolonization: What does it mean to reclaim our bodies with Nazbah Tom (W.1)

June 11
Free

Over two sessions, using a combination of somatic prompts, conversation, and interactive processes, participants will begin an exploration into their somas (mind/body/spirit). Nazbah Tom, Diné, is a somatic practitioner. They support individuals and groups through a process of embodied transformation using a combination of conversation, breath work, new skills, bodywork, and gestures. Their work aims to humanize and reconnect us to ourselves, each other, and our land. Register for the event and join in a conversation with Tannis Nielson on the…

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Indigenous Digital Artistic Hub: Decolonization: What does it mean to reclaim our bodies with Nazbah Tom (W.2)

June 18
Free

In the second session with Nazbah Tom, using a combination of somatic prompts, conversation, and interactive processes, participants will begin an exploration into their somas (mind/body/spirit). Nazbah Tom, Diné, is a somatic practitioner. They support individuals and groups through a process of embodied transformation using a combination of conversation, breath work, new skills, bodywork, and gestures. Their work aims to humanize and reconnect us to ourselves, each other, and our land. Register for the event and join in a conversation with…

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September 2020

Water Ceremony with Dr. Debby Danard

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event is to be aligned with Bonnie McElhinny's course “Living on the Water” (Tuesday’s 4-6 pm, New College University of Toronto). Visit from/Water Ceremony with Dr. Debby Danard. Dr. Debby Wilson Danard is Anishinaabekwe, born in Atikokan Ontario and sturgeon clan member of Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nations in Northwestern Ontario. She is a traditional knowledge keeper, artist, lecturer, water ambassador, Life promotion activist and Eagle staff ogitch-e-daakwe. She has a Ph.D. in Aboriginal & Indigenous studies in education from the University of Toronto (2016).…

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