"Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place". A discussion by the editors.

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This is the third in a series of four lectures for the Virrtual Spring 2021 Richmond Hill Speaker Series, presented in partnership with the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Join theses three editors as they discuss the importance of this anthology, Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place.  

Rebeka Tabobondung, Denise Bolduc and Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere will share their experience of creating this anthology in hopes of best representing Toronto’s rich Indigenous history. Each of them has their own particular knowledge they loaned to this anthology that they will speak to, along with the many wonderful additions from other contributors that helped show the complex history of this city.

Denise creates, curates, and produces innovative platforms inspiring  creative experiences, transformation, and exchange. Throughout her expansive career of close to thirty years in arts and culture, Denise has committed to elevating Indigenous voices with countless celebrated artists, creative thinkers, and leading cultural institutions across Turtle Island and globally. Denise is Ojibwe Anishnaabe and French from the Lake Superior– Robinson Huron Treaty Territory, and is a member of the Batchewana First Nation, with deep familial roots in Ketegaunseebee/Garden River First Nation.

Mnawaate is Grouse clan and a member of M’Chigeeng First  Nation. She is Ojibwe and Cree. Born in Toronto and raised in M’Chigeeng, in 2019 she obtained her BA, majoring in history and English, from the University of Toronto. While completing her degree, she worked with the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures to migrate its new database. Upon graduating, Mnawaate worked with Heritage Toronto as the agency’s Indigenous Content Coordinator. This project marks her first time working as a co-editor and contributor to an anthology.

Media and story creator Rebeka Tabobondung is the founder and editor-in- chief of MUSKRAT Magazine, a leading online Indigenous arts and culture magazine. Rebeka is also a filmmaker, writer, poet, and Indigenous knowledge researcher. In 2015, Rebeka co-founded the Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival in Wasauksing First Nation, along the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, where she is also a member. Since 2017, she has been working as a creator, researcher, and writer with award-winning Montreal based Rezolution Pictures. Rebeka is the co-owner of the award-winning whole communications company Maaiingan Productions. In 2019, she and her partner acquired ReZ 91.3 FM, a designated Native community.

After their approximately one hour discussion there will be a Q&A session with the attendees.

Cost: $12 (+ service fee and HST). click HERE to register. 

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