Upcoming/Current Exhibitions


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

Past Exhibitions


2018 March 1-3 // Montreal, QC

POP-UP ART SHOW AND PERFORMANCE

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.

McGill University Law
Faculty of Law // New Chancellor Day Hall (Atrium) 3644 Peel Street

2018 Feb 6 // London, ON

PERFORMANCE

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.

Noon // Illegal: Let Us Live: a performance by Mariel Belanger

Western University
Faculty of Law // Faculty Common Room

2017 October 16 // Toronto, ON

POP-UP ART SHOW AND PERFORMANCE

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.

Performance will feature:

Script Reading – Boundary Bay by Justin Neal in collaboration with Sarah Morales

Performance – (Il)legal Let us Cry – Mariel Belanger in collaboration with Greg Younging

Dialogue with the artist/authors of Testify including: Nadya Kwandibens, Jeffery Hewitt, Louise Mandell, Shain Jackson, Halie Bruce, Ardith Walkem, Pamela Shields, Jade Baxter, Maxine Matilpi, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, and Gwaii Edenshaw.

MC: Duncan McCue, CBC One Host of Cross Country Checkup

The Law Society of Upper Canada 130 Queen Street West // Toronto, ON

7-9pm

2017 October 13 // Windsor, ON

POP-UP ART SHOW AND PERFORMANCE

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.

University of Windsor Law
Faculty of Law // 401 Sunset Ave (at the corner of University Ave)

7-9pm


2016 November 26 – December 9 // Nanaimo, BC

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
TESTIMONY DAY 1
SAT OCT 15 // 7-9:30PM
Performances followed by a kitchen table talk (artist/author dialogue) featuring
Maxine Matilpi, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, Sarah Morales, Justin Neal, Corinne Hunt, Ardith Walkem, Shain Jackson, Rebecca Johnson, Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, Louise Mandell, Halie Bruce and Nadya Kwandibens.

TESTIMONY DAY 2
SUN OCT 16 // 4-6PM
Performances followed by a kitchen table talk (artist/author dialogue) featuring
Mariel Belange, Pamela Shields, Kinwa Bluesky, Jeff Hewitt, Jade Baxter, Leslie Hall-Pinder,
Shain Jackson and Rebecca Johnson

@ LOUNGEWORKS POP-UP GALLERY
Vancouver, BC // 130 West 4th Ave.

OPENING // OCT 13 // 6-9PM
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION’S PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION

ARTSHOW OPEN 10AM–4PM M-F


2016 October 13-21 // Vancouver, BC

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

TESTIMONY DAY 1 // SAT OCT 15 // 7-9:30PM

Performances followed by a kitchen table talk (artist/author dialogue) featuring
Maxine Matilpi, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, Sarah Morales, Justin Neal, Corinne Hunt, Ardith Walkem, Shain Jackson, Rebecca Johnson, Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, Louise Mandell, Halie Bruce and Nadya Kwandibens.

TESTIMONY DAY 2 // SUN OCT 16 // 4-6PM

Performances followed by a kitchen table talk (artist/author dialogue) featuring
Mariel Belange, Pamela Shields, Kinwa Bluesky, Jeff Hewitt, Jade Baxter, Leslie Hall-Pinder,
Shain Jackson and Rebecca Johnson

@ LOUNGEWORKS POP-UP GALLERY // Vancouver, BC // 130 West 4th Ave.
OPENING // OCT 13 // 6-9PM
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION’S PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION
ARTSHOW OPEN 10AM–4PM M-F