Indigenous Rising, photographed by Nadya Kwandibens (Red Works) in partnership with Photographers Without Borders (PWB), is a portrait series featuring Indigenous artists, scholars, media-makers, activists, and survivors whose work centers and amplifies stories of Indigenous resistance, reclamation, resurgence, decolonization, and intelligence. Portraits are accompanied by a message from each participant and will be on display throughout Kensington Market for the month of May during CONTACT Photography Festival.

Afternoon Reception
Pow Wow Cafe: 12:30PM - 2:30PM **
213 Augusta Ave

Welcome+ Land Acknowledgement by Chief Stacey Laforme, Opening Prayer & Smudge by Elder, Event Opening by Danielle Da Silva & Nadya Kwandibens, 60’s Scoop Info by Crystal Sinclair, Darlene Kaboni & Wayne Mousseau-Pheasant. Live music by Cris Derksen. Feast provided by Pow Wow Cafe (first come, first-served). ** Outdoor patio, rain or shine.

Evening Reception
Socialite Restaurant & Bar: 7:00PM - 12:00AM
276 Augusta Ave

Music by Ziibiwan. Casual meet and greet.

Those involved / photographed may also be in attendance at one or both events: Ian Campeau, Carolynne Crawley, Cristine Rego, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Crystal Sinclair, Darlene Kaboni, Hayden King, Erica Violet Lee, Wayne & Cyndi Mousseau-Pheasant, Jesse Wente, Jarrett Martineau, Duncan McCue, Tasha Spillett, PWB Team.

CONTACT Open Exhibition listing:

RSVP here.