I have a deep interest in place, genealogy, and reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous communities. Many years of professional arts administration have allowed me generate unique, large-scale ideas, that explore powerful and potentially healing intersections between art, artists, and the community.
Jonathan Dewar, PhD, is an Indigenous Studies scholar and educator who specializes in exploring the role(s) of art and artist in truth, healing, and reconciliation. He currently works as the Executive Director of the First Nations Information Governance Centre.
Mario A. Caro is a researcher, curator, and critic of contemporary art, having published widely on the history, theory, and criticism of contemporary Indigenous arts. His work within the academy complements his endeavors within various communities to promote global cultural exchanges.
Digital Arts, Inter-Arts, Media Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music and Sound, Performance, Visual Arts
Rihkee Strapp is a two-spirit Metis of the Wolverine Clan and was born in the small Northwestern community of Red Lake, Ontario. They are a multi-disicplinary artist whose practice includes traditional woodland painting, installation, performance, and social practice