Indigenous Rising

Nadya Kwandibens

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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: 12:30–2:30pm 213 Augusta Ave

Evening Reception Socialite: 7pm - 12am 276 Augusta Ave