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Indigenous Rising

Nadya Kwandibens
Kensington Market

Indigenous Rising, photographed by Nadya Kwandibens in partnership with Photographers Without Borders, is a portrait series dedicated to Indigenous artists, scholars, media-makers, activists, and survivors whose work centres and amplifies stories of Indigenous resistance, reclamation, resurgence, decolonization, and intelligence. Portraits are accompanied by a message from each subject and on display in Kensington Market for the month of May during CONTACT Photography Festival.

Afternoon Reception
Pow Wow Cafe: 12:30PM - 2:30PM
213 Augusta Ave
Welcome + land acknowledgement by Chief Stacey Laforme
Opening prayer & smudge by Elder Pauline Shirt
Event Opening by Danielle Da Silva (Photographers Without Borders) and Nadya Kwandibens (Red Works)
60’s Scoop info by Crystal Sinclair, Darlene Kaboni & Wayne Mousseau-Pheasant
Live music by Cris Derksen
Feast provided by Pow Wow Cafe
Evening Reception
Socialite: 7:00PM - 12:00A
276 Augusta Ave
Music by Ziibiwan. Casual meet and greet.
Those involved / photographed may also be in attendance: Ian Campeau, Carolynne Crawley, Cristine Rego, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Crystal Sinclair, Darlene Kaboni, Hayden King, Erica Violet Lee, Wayne & Cyndi Mousseau-Pheasant, Jesse Wente, Jarrett Martineau, Duncan McCue, Tasha Spillett, Photographers Without Borders Team.

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