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Dorothy Grant (Canada)

Internationally renowned fashion designer and traditional Haida artist Dorothy Grant’s strong connection to her culture and Haida identity has been the driving creative force and her foundation as a contemporary fashion designer for over the past thirty-two years. In 1988, Grant became the first to merge Haida art and fashion utilizing her formal training at…

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Jeneen Frei Njootli (Canada)

Jeneen Frei Njootli is renown for creating incredibly inventive and beautiful garments. Jeneen is inspired by the wearable art made by their ancestors and families hands. They hope to honour their respective traditions by giving continuation to the values enacted in creating hand made, imaginative, playful and meaningful wearable pieces and adapting them to our particular…

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Catherine Blackburn (Canada)

Catherine Blackburn was born in Ile a la Crosse Saskatchewan, of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation. She grew up in the small rural town of Choiceland, Saskatchewan and holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Blackburn is a bead artist, painter and jeweller whose common…

Canada Fashion Law

Canada Fashion Law has a passion for fashion and for laws that assist the fashion industry. Trained as an intellectual property and branding lawyer in Canada, CanadaFashionLaw will take any opportunity to learn more and educate others about the legal and business aspects of the fashion industry. canadafashionlaw.com

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Growing Greener Enterprise 2016

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 23 Indigenous artists (18+, Toronto) for 2016 Growing Greener Enterprise Indigenous Vendor Incubator @ Evergreen Brick Works VIEW THE PROGRAM & APPLY NOW (PDF) Are you an experienced, culturally-based small business vendor or food artisan? Are you an artist or performer looking to reach a cross-cultural audience? Do you identify as Indigenous to Canada?…

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CALL FOR ILLUSTRATIONS – imagineNATIVE and Setsuné Tote Bag Project

Deadline: September 16, 2016 APPLY NOW Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are partnering for the second year on the Tote Bag Illustration Project! In 2015, Victoria Ransom (Mohawk of Akwesasne) was the selected artist for this project. Her work, Turtle Island Harmony, used traditional Iroquois motifs that aesthetically represented…

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2016 Research and Development Workshop Series

Register Now // Apply for Sponsorship Research & Development Workshop Series: Jul – Sept, 2016 Gaining traditional and contemporary Indigenous artistic knowledge and techniques, and prompting artistic discourse for fashion, textiles and wearable art. Registration is now open! (See 2015 Pics) With the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the support of our local community, Setsuné launches…

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Indian Giver Exhibition Artists Take On Cultural Appropriation with Guest Panelists

Listen to and join the on-going discussion about the cultural appropriation of Indigenous peoples Location: Gallery 1313 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L8 Phone:(416) 536-6778 Panel Discussion: June 18 from 2-4pm Exhibition dates: June 8 to June 19th Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1pm-6pm (Toronto) The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is talking about cultural…

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This Is What Happens When Indigenous Artists Do Their Own Appropriating (THE FADER)

Toronto’s Setsuné Fashion Incubator has curated an art show-cum-clapback called Indian Giver. Sage Paul knew that the name of her new art show would be provocative. Indian Giver: It’s an outmoded pejorative used to denigrate a long tradition of equitable give-and-take common to many native communities across North America. Paul is a Toronto-based clothing designer,…

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Indian Giver’ confronting cultural appropriation through artwork (Toronto Star)

June art exhibition from Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator providing a platform for indigenous women artists Erika Iserhoff says she’s done playing nice. From the genocide of indigenous people in residential schools, to the appropriation of their imagery and clothing by modern brands and designers, the multidisciplinary James Bay Cree artist says there’s long been a…

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Indian Giver – An exhibition of fashion, textiles and wearable art

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2016 The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is thrilled to announce the opening exhibition of its inaugural Collective Creation Project – Indian Giver. In partnership with Craft Ontario and Culture Storm, this exhibition of commissioned works addresses issues of cultural appropriation through fashion, textiles and wearable art with curatorial vision by…

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Artists Selected to Create New Works in Fashion, Textiles and Wearable Art for Inaugural Collective Creation Project “Cultural Appropriation”

image: examples of past works by the selected artists For immediate release – November 9, 2015 (Toronto) The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is excited to introduce the selected participants of its first-ever Collective Creation Project. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, the selected artists for this group show will…