Inaabandam Symposium


Native Women in the Arts (NWIA) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium titled Inaabandam January 17 – 19, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario. 

The Inaabandam symposium will foreground issues of concern and interest to Indigenous Women and Gender Marginalized artists from multiple disciplines including film, performing arts, visual art, and customary practices.

Inaabandam will feature open teachings with elders, panel discussions, exhibitions, receptions, and screenings.

Inaabandam will take place January 17, 18 and 19, 2020, at the Toronto Media Art Centre on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the traditional territories of the Huron – Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe.

Registration for Inaabandam will begin on Friday, November 1, 2019.

The cost of registration will be $50 for the whole weekend or free for those who are low income and get be done through Eventbrite at

Inaabandam (pronounced in-aw-buhn-duhm) means to dream a certain way in Anishinaabemowin.

For NWIA “Gender Marginalized” includes Trans & Cis Women, Trans Men, as well as Two-Spirit people who may identify as Non-Binary or Gender Queer.

Stay tuned for the full program schedule and more details. 

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