2022 Festival Team

Artistic

Adam Phipps

Editor & Post Supervisor

Adam Phipps is a filmmaker, musician, and installation artist. His core values of ecological responsibility, inclusive community, and equity are…
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BRANDON KLEIMAN 

SET DESIGNER

Brandon is a set and costume designer based in Toronto with work appearing on stages across Canada. He was nominated…
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Cliff Cardinal

SCRIPTER

Cliff Cardinal is a writer and performer. His solo play HUFF was shortlisted for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award.…
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Cris Derksen

Composer

Juno nominated Cris Derksen is an Internationally respected Indigenous Cellist and Composer. In a world where almost everything — people,…
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EVA THOMAS

VIDEO COLLECTION COORDINATOR

Eva Thomas is a member of the Walpole Island First Nation. As a creator and storyteller, she is passionate about…
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Israel Garcia

Hair Stylist

Israel Garcia hails from Walpole Island (Bkejwanong) First Nation. With Ojibway and Mexican roots, and over 17 years in the…
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Katie Mooney

Coordinator

Katie Mooney is a Metis woman from the traditional homeland of the Metis in Treaty 6 territory. Katie finds the…
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LESLEY BEARDY

Lesley is both Anishinaabe and Inninew from the Missipawistic Cree Nation. She is based in Treaty One Territory Winnipeg Manitoba.…
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Melanie Egan

Programming Committee, Runway & Marketplace

Melanie Egan is the Director of Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre with over 30 years of experience in the…
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MICHELLE RAMSAY

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Michelle is a lighting designer who works with dance, theatre, and opera companies across Canada. Selected designs include: Indigenous Fashion…
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MYRANDA SPENCE

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Myranda Spence is Oji-Cree; her maternal ancestral Cree roots are from northern Ontario James Bay and her paternal Ojibwe roots…
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Sage Paul

Executive & Artistic Director

Sage Paul is an urban Denesuliné woman based in Toronto and a member of English River First Nation. Her ethos…
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Shane Belcourt

Director Consultant

Shane Belcourt is Tony Belcourt’s son. Or Christi Belcourt’s brother. Or Claire’s Dad. He is also an award-winning Métis director,…
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Tracee Smith

Choreographer

Tracee Smith is Founder, CEO and Producer of Outside Looking In (OLI), and is Oji-Cree from Missanabie Cree First Nation in northern…
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Xina Cowan

Marketplace Selection Committee Member

Xina spent the first 29 years of her life in Montreal and now calls Yellowknife home. After studying Human Relations…
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Production

Candace Scott-Moore

Producer

Candace Scott-Moore (Wilde) [Anishinaabe – Ojibwe Potawatomi] is a graduate from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and The Banff Centre…
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Dehmin Cleland 

Workshops & Panels Coordinator

Dehmin Cleland is an Objibwe and Odawa artist. Originally from Wikwemikong, she now resides in Toronto as she completes her…
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JENNIFER STOBART

STAGE MANAGER

Jennifer is honoured to be working with IFA and their remarkable team of designers and creative visionaries. Jennifer is a…
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LESLIE MCCUE 

MARKETPLACE COORDINATOR

Leslie Kachena McCue is a member of the Mississaugas of Curve Lake First Nation, who has fought for Indigenous rights…
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Liam Colbourne

Runway Coordinator

Liam Colbourne is a free-lance production and events consultant specializing in Fashion and The Arts. With many years of experience…
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Pesch Nepoose

Assistant Stage Manager

Pesch Nepoose is a Cree multidisciplinary artist from Edmonton, Alberta. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. In May 2019, she…
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Communications

Damien Nelson

Publicity

Damien Nelson is press agent with 15 years of experience in marketing and communications in the arts sector. As a…
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Emma Petahtegoose

Marketing Assistant

Emma Petahtegoose is Anishinaabe, Onyota’a:ka and Lenape. Emma also goes by her Anishinaabe name, Niigaanii (pronounced nee-gon-nee). Emma was raised…
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Jessica Lea Fleming

Community Access Director

Jessica Lea Fleming is a Métis / Scottish-settler cisgender woman originally from Penetanguishene, Ontario. She is a multi-award-winning artist and…
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Kristy-Anne Inglese

INDUSTRY COORDINATOR

Kristy Inglese is Moose Cree from Moose Factory First Nation. She previously worked with Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival (IFWTO at…
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Robin Fisher

Marketing Coordinator

Robin has enjoyed an extensive career as a set and costume designer for theatre, dance, and film. Her design work…
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Savanna Chiblow

Digital Strategy Director

Savanna Chiblow is a 2Spirit Anishinaabe-kwe from Mississaugi First Nation. She is a digital communications storyteller and community builder. Her…
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Israel Garcia

Hair Stylist

Israel Garcia hails from Walpole Island (Bkejwanong) First Nation. With Ojibway and Mexican roots, and over 17 years in the…
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FAYE MILLEN

Coordinator

Faye Millen is of Cree & European ancestry currently living in Toronto, Ontario. Her fashion industry experience over the past…
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