Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
March 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
South Project Gallery, 2nd floor
Welcome to Waawiiatanong Forever, a photography and postcard project that celebrates the representation of women and two-spirit folks and their families within our vibrant community. Through this project, we aim to showcase the rich diversity of Indigeneity represented. We invited community members to present themselves as they wanted to be represented alongside the street signs of Windsor that bear their nation’s name or locations that are significant to the community.
Waawiiatanong Forever weaves the threads of history, culture, and personal identity. Listen to the voices, stories, and get to know the Indigenous presence on this land forever celebrated.
This is truly an Indigenous led collaborative project years in the making and AWE thanks all involved.
Curated by Julie Rae Tucker & Jace Pillon, organized by Shane Lyon
Photography: Shayenna Nolan
Project Coordinator: Shane Lyon
Artistic Direction: Shayenna Nolan, Shane Lyon, Julie Rae Tucker
Project support: Michelle Nahdee, Donna Lefler-Grayer, Kat Pasquach, Marcie Demmans, Sophie Hinch
Image: Tayshawn, Munsee St. @ Kildare Ave