On September 28th 2016, I participated on a panel discussion surrounding the “Girl Positive” book launch. The book, compiled and edited by Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel, features stories of girls across Canada regarding themes of empowerment, community mobilization and challenging heteropatriarchal dialogues within society.
I was included in this book for my community work regarding creating safe spaces for young Indigenous mothers to explore identity, cultural tools and empowerment as women. During the panel discussion, I explored the impact of colonization on female Indigenous identity and the ways in which cultural restoration impacts personal growth.
On June 24th 2013, I was interviewed for APTN’s six o’clock news on the topic of Idle No More: Art in Action. As the curator of an exhibition that featured eleven artists from across Canada and the United states, it was truly an honor to be recognized on a national level.
If anyone is in the Montreal, Quebec area, come on out to Kahnawake’s Cultural center to view the Kahnawake Youth Forum’s exhibition of works from across Canada and the United States.
Exhibition runs from June 20th to July 25th.
The OrigiNative Journal
The OrigiNative Journal is now live!
Developing the first youth journal that connects the Akwesasne and Kahnawake communities, discussing issues of the growing Native identity
InARTE Journal (Website)
For the 2011-2012 school year, I was selected as the undergraduate editor for Concordia University’s InARTE Journal.
Excerpt from my editorial:
“The idea that language can be multifaceted and individualized to both the learner and the educator helped to formulate the theme for the second issue of the InARTE Journal: The one hundred languages of Art Education. Over the course of the 2011-2012 school year, our team of editors worked to extend the concept of multiple languages from the realm of early childhood education to the realm of art education for learners of all ages. Each page of the journal has been framed to reflect the individual journeys of art educators as they discover their languages and roles as artists, educators, and researchers in the growing field of art education. As the lead editor of the second installment, I have grown to cherish and value the InARTE Journal as a forum for art educators to showcase their unique languages of art education, creating a community of passionate people who can think and create outside of the box of education. After all, we are the educators who take pride in being a horse of a different color and an artist who paints without a brush.”