Indigenous Rising: Opening Reception

OPSEU Indigenous Circle Logo
Saturday, May 5, 2018
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Indigenous Rising, photographed by Nadya Kwandibens (Red Works) in partnership with Photographers Without Borders (PWB), is a portrait series featuring Indigenous artists, scholars, media-makers, activists, and survivors. The work focuses on stories of Indigenous resistance, reclamation, resurgence, decolonization, and intelligence. Portraits are accompanied by a message from each participant and will be on display throughout Kensington Market for the month of May during CONTACT Photography Festival.

Afternoon Reception

Pow Wow Cafe:

12:30PM – 2:30PM **
213 Augusta Ave

Opening Prayer & Smudge by Knowledge Keeper Laureen Bluewater, Welcome+ Land Acknowledgement by Chief Stacey Laforme, Drum by Crystal Sinclair, Remarks by Danielle Da Silva & Nadya Kwandibens, Remarks by Darlene Kaboni & Wayne Mousseau-Pheasant. Live music by Cris Derksen. Feast provided by Pow Wow Cafe (first come, first-served). ** Outdoor patio, rain or shine.

Evening Reception

Socialite Restaurant & Bar:

7:00PM – 12:00AM
276 Augusta Ave

Music by Ziibiwan. Casual meet and greet.

Those involved / photographed may also be in attendance at one or both events: Ian Campeau, Carolynne Crawley, Cristine Rego, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Crystal Sinclair, Darlene Kaboni, Hayden King, Erica Violet Lee, Wayne & Cyndi Mousseau-Pheasant, Jesse Wente, Jarrett Martineau, Duncan McCue, Tasha Spillett, PWB Team.

Contact Open Exhibition listing:

Press/media inquiries can be sent to

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