Indigenous Rising: Afternoon Reception

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

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.

For a list of the 21 participating venues displaying this project, please visit