Sovereign Bodies | Healthy Nations

October 15 - 20
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space

401 Richmond St. W., Suite 450
Monday - Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

FREE

Funded by the Toronto Urban Health Fund

 
 

Partners:

 
 

imagineNATIVE in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, and in association with Charles Street Video and the Liaison of Independent Filmmaker’s of Toronto -  with funding provided by the Toronto Urban Health Fund - invited Indigenous youth ages 18-26 to participate in a series of workshops and trainings that explored indigenous sexual health, gender & sexuality, and film/media making (film, video, web-content).

Participants were supported with access to information, gear, elders, and mentors to assist in production of a new video work or short film.

All completed work by the participating Artists will be presented on a loop at the Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space in the 401 Richmond building (which is also the site of our exhibitions).  

 Back row from L: Evelyn Pakinewatik, Bert Pringle, Maya Gonzalez-Fuentes; Front row from L: Chantal Maru, Shelby Lisk; Missing: Alex Fisher

Back row from L: Evelyn Pakinewatik, Bert Pringle, Maya Gonzalez-Fuentes; Front row from L: Chantal Maru, Shelby Lisk; Missing: Alex Fisher

Artists

  • Alex Fisher

  • Maya Gonzalez-Fuentes

  • Shelby Lisk

  • Chantal Maru

  • Evelyn Pakinewatik

  • Bert Whitecrow

A Special Thank You

  • Wanda Whitebird, Community Elder

  • Krysta Williams and Shane Camastro, Native Youth Sexual Health Network

  • Pamela Baer and Greg Woodbury, Charles Street Video

  • Rolla Tahir, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

  • And, Mentor Filmmakers: Jacob White, Pamela Matthews, Shanez Baksh

  • Project Coordinator: JL Whitecrow