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Developing New Designers Panel with François St. Aubin, Rebecca Ballarin, and Erika Annie Iserhoff

Friday November 20, 3pm – 5pm | FREE COBA Studios: 585 Dundas Street East FULL WEESAGEECHAK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE HERE   With the support of Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator, Theatre Ontario and the National Theatre School of Canada, Native Earth welcomes aspiring set, lighting, sound and costume designers to join us for our all-star Developing New Designers…

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Ontario Arts Council

ABORIGINAL ARTS The Ontario Arts Council recognizes the diversity and distinct histories of Aboriginal peoples in Ontario. We have programs designed to support a wide range of Aboriginal artists and art forms in this province. Aboriginal artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply to OAC programs. Programs in the Aboriginal Arts office are…

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Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training – Projects

Miziwe Biik receives funding from Human Resources Development Canada through the Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle to deliver the training programs to the Aboriginal community in the Greater Toronto Area. Miziwe Biik offers different funding programs to Aboriginal organizations and businesses, which all aim to assist with employing or training our clients. www.miziwebiik.com/project-page–list.html

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Passion For Fashion

In partnership with the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI) the program offers workshops on starting your own fashion business, developing a line, sales and marketing, and how to do presentations. Youth may qualify for one-on-one mentorship with top industry professionals and learn from the industry guest speaker series. Passion for Fashion participants receive materials and the…

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Rosary Spence (Canada)

Designing and creating clothing and intricately beaded jewelry has been a lifelong interest and passion for Spence. Her first entrepreneurial experience was selling hand beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings from her grandmothers kitchen table, she was 6 years old. Spence’s grandmother, Fabiola Spence, has played a major role in her skills, technique, and drive to…

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Dsquared brings back dated, racist slurts “squ*w” and “eskimo” for new collection

We very much disagree with and are very offended by the blatant CULTURAL APPROPRIATION of and RACISM towards Indigenous people and our culture in Dsquared2’s latest collection “‪Dsqu*w‬” *shudder* The line between “inspired by” and “appropriation” is often confused, unfortunately, however the use of slur’s like “squaw” is completely unacceptable; racism has no grey area. The…

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Native Fashion Now

THIS TEXT FROM THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR THEIR UPCOMING 2015/2016 EXHIBITION “NATIVE FASHION NOW” From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, this exhibition celebrates the visual range, creative expression and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 100 works spanning the last 50 years explore the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists from…

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Sho Sho Esquiro (Canada)

“This collection is called “worth our wait in gold” and it’s in honour of the murdered and missing aboriginal women. There is 24K gold in almost each piece.” – Sho Sho Esquiro, www.shoshoesquiro.com … Organic fabrics, recycled leather and fur hides, original paintings, feather, bone and other natural materials are also common elements used in…

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Cornhusk Doll Workshop

“The doll depicts why they have no face . She stared at herself and forgot her duties!” – Elizabeth Doxtator Teachings and techniques, traditional and modern, to inspire new works! As part of our summer workshop series, we’ll be hosting a corn husk doll making workshop with Elizabeth Doxtator. It will be open to everyone…

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Silkscreening Workshop

We’ll be doing a silkscreening workshop this summer with Red Pepper Spectacle Arts. It will be open to everyone with priority and sponsorships available to young indigenous women & mothers (16-35). More info about our inaugural Workshop Series here. Registration for all workshops will open March 1, 2015. Join our mailing list for updates.