Cheryl L’Hirondelle
A mixed-blood (Cree/Metis; German/Polish), community-engaged interdisciplinary and new media artist, singer/songwriter and curator, L’Hirondelle’s creative practice is an investigation of the junction of a cree worldview (nêhiyawin) in contemporary time-space.
Self Portrait with Debra, Polaroid
Banff, Canmore, Edmonton, Alberta
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.
Jim Burant earned a Master’s degree in Canadian Studies with a specialization in Art History (1979) from Carleton University. He worked at Library and Archives Canada in various capacities, particularly in the area of art and photography archives, from 1976 until 2011. He has published a study of the British colonial period artist Millicent Mary Chaplin, as well as almost one hundred (100) articles on aspects of art, photography, and archives in both Canadian and international journals; he has also lectured to diverse audiences in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand; has organized major exhibitions for the National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and the London Regional Art Gallery; and has achieved an international reputation in the fields of art history and archives. A recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 for his work on behalf of archives, he is an off-reserve member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan (Golden Lake) First Nation.
Prince Rupert, BC
Joanne Finlay has worked as an Aboriginal Arts Administrator for 15 years helping artists access grants to do art projects and is currently working on securing an internship to research the feasibility of an exhibit to travel to a larger city from Prince Rupert.
Gatineau, Québec
Curator, First Peoples, Canadian Museum of History.
Huron-wendat from Wendake

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Melissa Shaginoff
Anchorage, Alaska
Melissa Shaginoff is a member of the Udzisyu (caribou) and Cui Ui Ticutta (fish-eater) clans from Nay’dini’aa Na Kayax (Chickaloon Village). She is an Artist and Curator based in Anchorage, Alaska.