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.
Call for Participants: Waawiyaataanong Forever
Waawiyaataanong Forever is a photography and postcard project focusing on the representation of Indigenous women and two-spirit folks and their families in Windsor-Essex. The project will culminate in an exhibition of the photographs and a celebration at Art Windsor-Essex (AWE).
We are looking for community members to present themselves alongside street signs (Munsee St, Tecumseh St, Iroquois Street…) in Windsor that bear their nation’s name.
Submissions accepted: May 23, 2023-June 30, 2023
This photography project, in partnership with AWE, was developed by a committee of Indigenous community members. This is an Indigenous-led project. Let’s have your portrait taken by an Indigenous/woman/two-spirit-led production team!
This project is open to First Nations, Métis and Inuit women and two-spirit community members. In regalia or street fashion, we want you to represent how you want to be seen. Each participant will receive a $200 honorarium for their participation. We will ask you to share who you are, where you are from and why representation matters to you.
Spaces are limited; we will schedule folks to illustrate as many site locations as possible. Photoshoots will take place in Windsor between June and October 2023.
For more information, please contact the Project Organizer, Shane Lyon, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fund for Gender Equality is supported by a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada.
Le Fonds pour l’égalité des genres est soutenu par une collaboration entre Fondations communautaires du Canada et le Fonds Égalité, avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada.
This project is open to First Nations, Métis and Inuit women and two-spirit community members. Participants will receive a $200 honorarium for their participation.
Your application does not guarantee a spot in the project. All applications will be reviewed and the selected participants will be contacted directly by the organizers to confirm their participation.
The photographs will be installed in an exhibition at Art Windsor-Essex in early 2024. There will be an accompanying audio guide tour for the exhibition.
Shane Lyon (any pronouns respectively) is a 2-Spirit Mi’kmaw/Irish bead artist. Born and raised in Toronto and currently living in Windsor. Shane is passionate about his work in community. Shane sits on community committees for events such as Orange Shirt Day and the Sisters in Spirit Vigil. Shane is also the Pride Coordinator at 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations where he coordinates their annual 2-Spirit powwow and Toronto Pride events.