Indigenous Women’s Arts Conference & Marketplace
Over 40 Indigenous vendors in the Marketplace. More than 20 traditional Indigenous arts workshop available to Indigenous women. Opening reception with Algonquin Elder, Claudette Commanda and performances by Fancy Shawl Dancers, Akwesasne Haudenosaunee Women’s Singers, Throat Singers and Twin Flames at the National Museum of History Great hall! A monumental event hosted by the Aboriginal Arts Collective of Canada and sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, St.Laurent Shopping Centre and Willis College.
In taking inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle, this conference will serve to preserve and revitalize endangered Indigenous art forms and enrich lives through Indigenous arts and culture.
This conference [re]connects and empowers Indigenous women by promoting the transfer and conservation of cultural knowledge; securing the capacity for the next seven generations to retain and cultivate intrinsic cultural connections.