2022 Festival

Photo by: Nadya Kwandibens / Artist: Celeste Pedri-Spade & Evan Ducharme Studio

2022

Candace Scott-Moore

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

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Cliff Cardinal

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

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

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Damien Nelson

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

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Dehmin Cleland 

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

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DOMINION

DOMINION began with the concept of the settler-colonial project of “Canada,” the expansion of the British Empire and the Catholic…

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Emma Petahtegoose

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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EVA THOMAS

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

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FAYE MILLEN

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

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Imbéh

This collection consists of contemporary men’s and women’s silhouettes that celebrate the designer’s Northwest Territories Dene Culture. This is achieved,…

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Israel Garcia

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

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JENNIFER STOBART

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

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Jessica Lea Fleming

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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JUN B’ATZ’

JUN B’ATZ’ (One Thread) The first collection made by IX BALAM that focuses exclusively on the use of textiles woven…

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Kitchitwaa Aki

Kitchitwaa aki, majestic earth, the land is like royalty. The land is king/queen. On the land, she gives you everything,…

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Kristy-Anne Inglese

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

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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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LESLIE MCCUE 

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

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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MAU

“Mau” in Māori means ‘to wear’. The whakaaro (concept) behind ‘Mau’ is about seeing the stunning taonga (treasures) in dress.…

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Melanie Egan

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

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

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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NDN Rose

Almost 50 years ago, Celeste’s family lost a matriarch. Her name was Rose, and she was the great-grandmother Celeste only…

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Of the Undergrowth

 (Formerly known as ‘Drumming in the Hall of the Mountain’). “Of the Undergrowth” is a phantasmagorical trip along the forest…

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Past to Present

Past to Present represents Margaret Jacob’s family’s connection to rural life, subsistence and sustainability both historically and presently. Inspired by…

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Pesch Nepoose

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

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REVIVE

Inspiration was found in the natural wonders of our prairie land and an inherent feeling of “Revive”- bringing life back…

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Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities draws attention to Haudenosaunee issues relating to traditional symbolism, treaties, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).…

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Savanna Chiblow

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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Shadow Edge

In traditional Tlingit culture, woven regalia was commissioned by chiefs and men in upper social tiers, twined predominantly by female…

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Shane Belcourt

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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Sisaulik

Sisaulik honours the skills passed down by the designer’s Aana (grandma) and the values carried in her community. The Inupiaq…

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SS22

Bibi Chemnitz uses many elements from their Inuit and Greenland background in a modern way. Bibi avoids a “tourist brand”…

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Third Culture Matriarch

Third Culture Matriarch is an exploration of mother-daughter relationships. Lesley and her mother grew up in the Third Culture, which…

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Tɬ’ūw (Medicine)

“Tɬ’ūw” means medicine in the Tsuu T’ina language and is inspired by the past, present, and the resilience of Livia…

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Tracee Smith

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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WICHILHENAY

The first collective clothing collection, which in the translated Wichi language means “made by the Wichi,” reflects the identity and…

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ᓃᑭᕁ

ᓃᑭᕁ – nîkihk (my home) is a story of home; It is about Dusty LaGrande’s home from his perspective. A…

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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…

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Hide Tanning

Location:
South Lawn Tent
Facilitator(s):

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

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Regalia Applique for Beginners

Location:
Miss Lou's Room
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In this introductory workshop on applique for regalia, Rhonda Doxtator will teach traditional applique methods for Pow Wow regalia, including…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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