Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika Nation, his work includes paintings, installations, sculpture and performance. Adrian is known for his performance personas, Buffalo Boy and Shaman Exterminator. Adrian exhibits nationally, internationally and was awarded the Blackfoot Visual Arts Award, Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Alberta Centennial Medal. His work is in the collections of the British Museum, Canadian Art Bank and McKenzie Art Gallery.
Cecily Nicholson is the administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gachet and has worked since 2000 in the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver,Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam territories. She collaborates with the Joint Effort prison abolition group and is the author of Triage (2011) and From the Poplars (2014), winner of the 2015 Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry.
Lisa Myers is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. She grew up in southern Ontario and is of Anishinaabe ancestry from Shawanaga and Beausoleil First Nations. Lisa works in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario.
Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation performance artist who studied art at the Emily Carr Institute, completed his MFA at UBC Okanagan, and currently teaches at Brandon University. Morin's artistic practice and research investigates the impact between indigenous culturally-based practices and western settler colonialism. He has exhibited and performed widely in Canada and Internationally.
Cheryl L'Hirondelle is an Alberta-born, mixed-blood, community-engaged artist, singer, songwriter and media art curator. Since the early 1980s, L'Hirondelle has created, performed and presented work in a variety of artistic disciplines, including music, performance art, theatre, storytelling, installation and new media. Her creative practice investigates a Cree worldview (nêhiyawin) in contemporary time-space.
David Garneau (Métis) is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. His practice includes painting, performance art, video, curation, and critical writing. He is interested in contemporary expressions of Indigenous identities—especially innovations in Métis art. He has recently given talks in Canberra, Sydney, Auckland, the United States, and throughout Canada. He is currently working on curatorial projects in Sydney and New York.
Michael Farnan is a multidisciplinary artist currently living in Victoria Harbour, Ontario. He has exhibited nationally since 2000, has taught at the university level since 2009, and is a published author of critical theory and review. Currently he is a SSHRC funded, studio-based PhD candidate in Art and Visual Culture at Western University in London, Ontario.
Leah Decter is an inter-media artist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Treaty 1 territory. Her artwork and writing is concerned with disrupting colonially embedded mythologies and relations from a critical white settler perspective. She has exhibited, presented and screened her work widely in Canada, and internationally. Decter is currently undertaking a PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University
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Trina Cooper-Bolem is a graphic designer and illustrator specializing in exhibitions, and a PhD Candidate in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University. Her research examines represetnations of Indian residential schools in Canadian museums, galleries and heritage sites.