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.

Inaabandam featured open teachings with Elders, panel discussions, a visual art exhibition and, concert, award presentation and reception.

Inaabandam took 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.