Winter Island: Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak // Bluejays Dancing Together: Open Studio Skill Share + Treaties & The TRC Call to Action Discussion Event
During our time at the Winter Island Residency, we will be hosting open studio times, facilitated workshops, discussions, shared meals that are closed to Indigenous community members, only. On March 11th we will host a presentation and discussion (everyone welcome) around responsibilities and accountabilities to local Treaties, and the TRC.
Open Studio Schedule
Open Studio Schedule – Artscape Gibraltar Point
Disability Accommodation: email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a pickup/dropoff from the ferry terminal. there is a ramp into the building that is narrow, and no automatic door openers. email to discuss options. *OPEN TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ONLY*
Friday, March 3: afternoon/evening
Sunday, March 5: afternoon/evening
Tuesday, March 7: afternoon/evening
Wednesday, March 8: afternoon/evening
Thursday, March 9: afternoon/evening
w/ Shane H. Camastro (Anishinaabe), Ruth Koleszar-Green (Onkwehonwe), and Ange Loft (Mohawk)disability accommodations: email email@example.com if you need a pickup/dropoff from the ferry terminal. there is a ramp into the building that is narrow, and no automatic door openers. email to discuss options. see below for more info.
*EVERYONE IS WELCOME*
//// Who We Are ////
Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak // Bluejays Dancing Together is an arts collective by and for Two-Spirit artists operating since 2012. We are an oral tradition that gathers voices, knowledge, stories and desires for re-urbanized Two-Spirit people and our relations. Central to our work is sharing knowledge, skills and experiences to root our stories in the present moment, with an understanding that we are people with long histories on Turtle Island (North America).
//// Accessibility Information ////
If you have any specific access needs not listed below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days in advance of the workshop to make arrangements, for example ASL interpretation, active listeners, a quiet room, or something else.
Childcare will not be available at the workshop but children are welcome.
Medicines will be available at each event. Please ask Louis or Shane, or one of the other organizers if you need this at any point during the events.
Some TTC and ferry fares will be available for Indigenous community members. If you are a settler and would like to donate funds to cover transportation costs for Indigenous people to attend the residency please contact us. We don’t have sovereignty over the ferries or a private boat, so are forced to pay the city of toronto to access the islands. This is a form of gatekeeping and we do need help strategizing ways of eliminating this physical barrier for all Indigenous peoples. Etransfers can be sent to email@example.com
Gibraltar Point has ramps into the building though doors are not automatic. Contact us if you’ll need a helper for this.
Miigwec, Nia:wen, Hiy Hiy, Wela’lioq, Marsi to our community partner, Native Women in the Arts for supporting two-spirit artists and artmaking, and Artscape Gibraltar Point for housing/hosting us!