Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Exhibitions
Stan Williams, Native Youth Movement Sisters, 2017
Stan Williams, Native Youth Movement Sisters, 2017
Stan Williams, Justice for Colten Boushie, 2018
Stan Williams, Justice for Colten Boushie, 2018
Stan Williams, This is Indian Land, 2018
Stan Williams, This is Indian Land, 2018
Stan Williams, Bring Our Children Home, 2017
Stan Williams, Bring Our Children Home, 2017
Featured Exhibition

Stan Williams
This is Indian Land

May 1–31
Reception: May 4, 5–11pm

Black Cat Showroom
1785 St Clair Ave W


Hours: Mon–Sun 12pm–5pm

In collaboration with Photographers Without Borders

Stan Williams’ ongoing series This Is Indian Land highlights the front-line struggles for Indigenous self-determination throughout Turtle Island. This exhibition explores the tireless work of communities who are upholding their way of life, their cultures, and their lands against the forces of colonization.

In what is known as Canada today, the ongoing impact of colonization has led to the marginalization of Indigenous ways of life. This root cause underlies disproportionate levels of child apprehensions, youth suicide, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, loss of languages, poverty, and the dispossession and degradation of lands and waters. A Mohawk and Anishinaabe photographer, Williams works to raise the voices of his community through his documentary images, inspiring change by portraying those who are reclaiming and reaffirming their rights through marches and protests. This Is Indian Land challenges individuals with colonial privilege to uphold their responsibilities of recognizing and respecting the laws of Indigenous peoples, whose lands they prosper and live upon.

Curated by Kristi Giambattista

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–6pm
Sat 1–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.