Native Women in the Arts provides programming provincially, nationally, and internationally, cultivating a new generation of artistic talent. We pursue artistic excellence by presenting quality artists, and by offering exceptional professional development opportunities to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists.

Inaabandam Symposium

January 17-19 2020


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

Inaabandam will feature open teachings with elders, panel discussions, an exhibition and reception.

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.

*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.