2022 Festival

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

Fashioning Resurgence Panel Series

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

Brigantine Room


From TikTok to online retail, new technologies transform the fashion industry to support diverse representation, propagate authentic expression and create accessible professional opportunities.
Millennials, known for their technology use, and Gen Z, the first digital natives, thrive in this context.
Still, broader Indigenous communities use these technologies to connect with family, sell their beadwork and advance vital social movements.
Bringing together three breakthrough Indigenous creatives and moderated by ET Canada host Shayla Stonechild, this panel takes a holistic look at new technologies for the opportunities and risks presented to Indigenous fashion creatives and their local communities.

Scott Wabano

2Spirit Eeyou, Scott Wabano grew up amongst the isolated Indigenous communities along the coast of James Bay, with little exposure…
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Adeline Bird

Adeline Bird is an Afro-Anishnabe author, filmmaker, and producer. She grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but is a proud…
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Kairyn Potts

Kairyn Potts (he/him) is a proud Two-Spirit winkte man from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. Originally from amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) he…
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