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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…

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…

Wanda Nanibush

Programming Committee, Runway

Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe curator, writer, and image warrior from Beausoleil First Nation. She has curated numerous exhibitions including…

Darlene Naponse


Cliff Cardinal


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

Cris Derksen


Juno nominated Cris Derksen is an Internationally respected Indigenous Cellist and Composer. Originally from Treaty 8 in Northern Alberta, she…

Israel Garcia

Hair Stylist

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

Summer Faith Garcia – Anang Kwe – Star Woman

Makeup Artist

A Rez Kat from Walpole Island First Nations Bkejwanong Territory. Summer is an artist of many trades. Specializing in Professional…

Emily Jan

Set Designer

Emily Jan (b. 1977, Los Angeles) is a Chinese-American artist, writer, and designer currently based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ) / Edmonton,…

Steve Lucas

Lighting Designer

Steve Lucas is a highly acclaimed and award-winning theatrical set and lighting designer, projection designer, filmmaker, and mentor based in…

Patti Shaughnessy


Samay Arcentales Cajas

Curator, Spotlight

Samay Arcentales Cajas is a Toronto-based queer Kichwa Mindalae, programmer, and digital media artist exploring human-land relations, new media dimensions…

Management & Administration

Amye Annett-Werner

Program Manager

Amye Annett-Werner is a member of the Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario.…

Denneil Annett

Festival Assistant

Nicole Whyte

Executive Assistant

Nicole is an experienced administrator, focused on operational efficiencies, strategy & project management fused with change management techniques to ensure…


Amye Annett-Werner

Program Manager

Amye Annett-Werner is a member of the Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ontario.…

Candace Scott-Moore


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

Reva Lokhande

Reva Lokhande (she/her) is an Indian artist, actor, artist advocate, aspiring stage manager, associate producer, producer, and production coordinator with…

Leslie McCue

Marketplace Coordinator

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

Lindy Kinoshameg

Production Manager

Liam Colbourne

Runway Coordinator

Liam Colbourne is a free-lance production and events consultant specializing in Fashion and The Arts. With over 10 years experience…

Christina Clark

Production Coordinator

Christina is of European and Mi’kmaq ancestry and currently lives in Kettle & Stony Point First Nation. For the past…

Gina Rim

Guest Services Coordinator

Gina Rim has over 15 years of diverse experience working and volunteering in the non-profit arts sector. Gina also volunteered…

Steen Starr

Volunteer Coordinator

Steen Starr has over a decade of Volunteer Coordinator experience, primarily with the Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Festival where she coordinated…

Denneil Annett

Festival Assistant


Damien Nelson


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

Daniel St. Germaine

Account Director, A&C

Daniel has a wealth of diverse experience that he brings to all his public relations work. He has a keen…

Megan Judd

Account Manager, A&C

Megan Judd has a diverse background in the world of marketing with over 8 years of experience in advertising, social…

Robin Fisher

Marketing Coordinator

Robin is thrilled to return as Marketing Coordinator for Indigenous Fashion Arts after fulfilling the role for the 2022 Festival.…

Savanna Chiblow

Digital Strategy Advisor

Savanna Chiblow is a 2Spirit Anishinaabe from Mississaugi First Nation with settler roots on her father’s side. She holds an…

Signe Barlow

Director of Strategy, A&C

Signe has worked in both the partnership and media relations disciplines, with a focus on civic-minded properties, not-for-profits, food and…

Industry & Development

Kristy Inglese

Industry Coordinator

Kristy Inglese is Moose Cree from Moose Factory First Nation. She has worked with Indigenous Fashion Arts (IFWTO at the…

Ryan MacKenzie

Corporate Partnership & Brand Sponsorship Account Executive, A&C

Ryan MacKenzie is a brand & corporate partnerships professional based in Toronto, Ontario. From his sports background, Ryan continues to…

Sabrina Maher

Grant Writer & Consultant

Sabrina Maher is a writer, project manager and arts administrator who specializes in fundraising and strategic development for non-profit cultural…