– – – weaving indigenous culture in fashion, textiles & craft – – –
The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is the only incubator of its kind in Canada that fosters the artistic creation and exhibition of new works by Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles and crafts. Setsuné (set-soon-ay) means grandmother in the Dene language and we use it to acknowledge intergenerational crossovers, blood memory and oral histories. Our programming empowers Indigenous artists through professional and artistic development, presentation of works and strategic partnerships, with amplified access for young Indigenous women and mothers. Setsuné is a Collective comprised of women artists, designers, arts managers and community members. We follow the spirit of a not-for-profit organization within an Indigenous framework.