FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE

Artist: Ursala Hudson

June 9, 2022

4:00 pm

Welcome Gathering

Location: Lakeview Market Teepee

Launch the IFA Festival with us! Enjoy welcoming remarks from Grandma Pauline Shirt, festival artists and the IFA team with…

10:30 am

Hide Tanning

Location: South Lawn Tent

A four-day hands-on brain hide tanning workshop with Amber Sandy and Kanina Terry. Brain tanning is the art of preserving…

11:00 am

Digital Natives: Opportunities and Risks in New Technology for Indigenous Fashion Creatives to Know

Location: Brigantine Room

From TikTok to online retail, new technologies transform the fashion industry to support diverse representation, propagate authentic expression and create…

3:30 pm

Fashion Performance: In conversation with Kent Monkman moderated by Jason Ryle

Location: Brigantine Room

This panel explores fashion performance and performativity in conversation with Kent Monkman, the renowned artist who “married” Jean-Paul Gaultier in…

8:00 pm

Eternal Imaginaries

Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Eternal Imaginaries represents a fantastical and sometimes playfully absurd horizon, repurposing social narratives and colonial silhouettes. It is a sartorial…

9:30 pm

Opening Night Party

Location: Lakeside Terrace

Celebrate the launch of the festival at the Opening Night Party with entertainment, food and refreshments following the Eternal Imaginaries…

June 10, 2022

10:30 am

Hide Tanning

Location: South Lawn Tent

A four-day hands-on brain hide tanning workshop with Amber Sandy and Kanina Terry. Brain tanning is the art of preserving…

11:00 am

Sartorial Sovereignty: Indigenous Governance Models for Fashion

Location: Brigantine Room

Indigenous nations worldwide have sustained complex governance systems to manage their citizens and territories since time immemorial. Today, many Indigenous…

11:00 am

Anti-Fashion: Resisting the Fashion Establishment

Location: Brigantine Room

Anti fashion is coined broadly as fashion that is contrary to its present trends. Rather than creating fashion works that…

5:30 pm

Friday Night Market

Location: Lakeview Marketplace

The Friday Night Market is an open-air lake view fair held at nighttime featuring entertainment from ELMNT FM! We invite…

8:00 pm

Sovereign Matriarchs

Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Sovereign Matriarchs honours women as knowledge carriers, teachers and role models; It is a reflection of kinship, stewardship and love.…

June 11, 2022

10:00 am

Learn to Bead Vamps & Speak James Bay Cree

Location: Harbour Kids Tent

Participants will learn two-needle applique beading and make beaded vamps for moccasins. Facilitator Rosary Spence will teach the class in…

10:30 am

Hide Tanning

Location: South Lawn Tent

A four-day hands-on brain hide tanning workshop with Amber Sandy and Kanina Terry. Brain tanning is the art of preserving…

11:00 am

Regalia Applique for Beginners

Location: Miss Lou's Room

In this introductory workshop on applique for regalia, Deanne Hupfield will teach traditional applique methods for Pow Wow regalia, including…

3:30 pm

All My Relations: Maintaining Recipricol Relationships for Successful Partnerships

Location: Brigantine Room

Relationships are essential for any initiative; Strong connections secure trust, confidence, and commitment to mobilize any successful partnership. Moderated by…

3:30 pm

Women in the Fur Trade: Tradition, History and Truths from Indigenous Women

Location: Brigantine Room

From an Indigenous perspective, the fur trade was not just a business. It was and is a way of life.…

8:00 pm

Time Weavers

Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Time Weavers is a continuum of presence that carries history from one family member’s hands to the next. It is…

June 12, 2022

10:30 am

Hide Tanning

Location: South Lawn Tent

A four-day hands-on brain hide tanning workshop with Amber Sandy and Kanina Terry. Brain tanning is the art of preserving…

10:00 am

IFA Association Town Hall

Location: Brigantine Room

Indigenous Fashion Arts is hosting a Town Hall to initiate the new IFA Association that is member-driven and advocates for…

11:00 am

Regalia Applique for Beginners

Location: Miss Lou's Room

In this introductory workshop on applique for regalia, Deanne Hupfield will teach traditional applique methods for Pow Wow regalia, including…

10:00 am

Learn to Bead Vamps & Speak James Bay Cree

Location: Harbour Kids Tent

Participants will learn two-needle applique beading and make beaded vamps for moccasins. Facilitator Rosary Spence will teach the class in…

3:30 pm

Orange Shirt Day: Fashion as a Tool for Sovereignty and Healing

Location: Brigantine Room

Phyllis remembers the new outfit for her first day of residential school in 1967. Phyllis wore an orange shirt from…

5:00 pm

A Letter from Home

Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

The burst of a blueberry between your teeth, the sound of fish hooks clanging, laughter echoing from your neighbours’ house…