A PROJECT OF THE INDIGENOUS LAWS + THE ARTS COLLECTIVE

re-cover // re-assert // re-make space for Indigenous laws

  • Occupied - Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson // Robert Davidson

  • Re:turning Home - Nadya Kwandibens

  • These Are Our Laws: Let Us Live/Illegal: Let Us Cry/ New Laws, Revelations: Will We Live Again? - Mariel Belanger

CURRENT // UPCOMING SHOWS

2018 May 11-12 // London, ON

ART SHOW AND PERFORMANCE in collaboration with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts is a celebration of Indigenous Laws as expressed through art. The dialogue invited by the “Testify” project puts the idea of reconciliation into practice by creating a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to dream a way forward which respects and reflects the diversity, strength and hope embodied within Indigenous traditions.

Friday May 11 // 5 pm // Welcoming (MC – COTTFN Justice Staff) • Women’s Hand Drum Group • Dinner • Treaty/Territory Presentation (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) // 7 pm // Artists and Authors Introductions of Testify • Screening of Film “When you Throw a Heart in the River” (Jade Baxter)

Saturday May 12 // NOON // Big Drum Welcoming (Eagle Flight) // 12:30 pm // Performance of Illegal: Let Us Cry (Mariel Belanger) // 1 pm // Meet and Greet with the Artists/Authors of Testify • Writ in Blood: Intertribal Treaties on Water (Caleb Behn) • (Re)turning Home: Indigenous Laws on Child Welfare (Nadya Kwandibens & Halie Bruce) • Indigenous Laws about Hope and Responsibility to Each Other (Ardith Walkem) • Newcomer Responsibilities to Recognize Indigenous Law (Rebecca Johnson) • LNG/Boundary Bay Script reading (Justin Neal) • Q+A with the Artists/Authors of Testify

Civic Garden Complex // 625 Springbank Drive // London, ON