Native Women in the Arts offers a diverse range of artistic and cultural programming, across multiple disciplines, on a year-round basis. We are dedicated to nurturing and promoting Indigenous artistic excellence through our public presentations, community engagement activities, and professional development opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and established artists.

Kwe Performance Series

The Kwe Performance Series presents artists from diverse nations and communities and leads to a deeper understanding and appreciation for Indigenous arts, culture, and community.

The Kwe Performance Series events include performances and workshops for the community in Toronto as well as outreach to on-reserve and under-serviced communities in Ontario.

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The Kwe Performance Series evolved from our long-standing Catalyst Series, a participatory, community-building series launched in 2002 that, now under the Kwe name, continues as a key element of NWIA’s year-round programming-


Inaabandam Symposium

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Inaabandam Symposium!

Much gratitude to all of the artists, panelists, Knowledge Keepers and delegates, and, of course to our funders, sponsors and community partners who made the symposium such a success.

Inaabandam sought to foreground issues of concern and interest to Indigenous Women and other gender marginalized Indigenous artists from multiple disciplines including film, performing arts, visual art, and customary practices.

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