February 1, 2017 -FASHIONING RECONCILIATION
3:10PM, Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering & Computing Centre, 245 Church Street, Room 103
For the Winter 2017 semester with support from the Aboriginal Education Council, the School of Fashion at Ryerson University developed Aboriginal curricula for its mandatory first year course FSN 223: Fashion Concepts and Theory, instructed by Dr. Ben Barry, Associate Professor of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. A lecture was researched and delivered by Ojibway MA Candidate Riley Kucheran, and a panel event featured Angela DeMontigny, Métis Fashion Designer; Sage Paul, Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator; and J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth, Nuu-chah-nulth Textile Artist, Cedar Bark Weaver, and Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator at the ROM. ‘Fashioning Reconciliation’ is a conversation about Truth & Reconciliation, Cultural Appropriation and Indigenizing the Fashion Industry.
Mar 17 – 22 – Commission for We Are The Land Jaimie Black Residency
University of Toronto
The Women & Gender Institute (WGSI) is excited to announce that they will be hosting Jaime Black for an artist residency from March 16th – March 22nd. The residency will feature both The REDress Project and Conversations with the Land. In addition, there will be a number of exciting and important events taking place; e.g. Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Artist Talks, Panel Discussions, Film Screenings, and more. Sage Paul has been commissioned to design and build a red dress for this project, which will be auctioned off and proceeds going to Onaman Collective.
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May 11 – 14, 2017 -NOUVEAU REACH
School of Fashion, Ryerson University
A four-day conference bringing together over thirty national and international luxury scholars and professionals to share the latest in research and practices. Given the quickly evolving global luxury market, leading figures will address the question “What knowledge will Canada need in order to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?”
2017 -INDIAN GIVER – Truth Telling and Narratives of Representations
(Various Locations – Canada)
A powerful platform and an exhibition of new works created by Indigenous women that addresses issues of cultural appropriation through fashion, textiles and wearable art with curatorial vision by Erika Iserhoff and Sage Paul, founders and directors of Setsuné. Named by both Blog TO and Culture Trip as one of the must see exhibitions this year, it is a timely and powerful exhibition that is “happening against a backdrop of companies, sports teams and designers profiting off Indigenous imagery.” – Toronto Star