This year imagineNATIVE will be bringing you a stunning display of artistic and original items to coincide with our 20th year activities. All merchandise will be available at the TIFF Shop located at 350 King St W on sale from October 15 - October 31, 2019.
For our 20th year, tee we are proud to feature art by 2018 Sobey award winning artist Joi T. Arcand of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. By A Thread, 2014 is a photographic mixed-media collage/sculpture based on the Starblanket pattern that is prominent in First Nations quilting designs. This piece is made up of black and white portraits of women from the artists home community. The photos were torn into diamond shapes and then sewn back together to form the star. Women are the backbone of our Indigenous communities and this work demonstrates the strength of women and the bonds of community.
Silk Scarves featuring the art of Alanis Obomsawin
imagineNATIVE presents this extremely limited run of silk scarves by noted filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin. Obomsawin is recognized as one of Canada’s finest documentary filmmakers, and it is through her films that the language and stories and lives of Aboriginal people are portrayed with dignity and authenticity that has long been their due.
On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide To Working With First Nations, Metis, And Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories
Commissioned by imagineNATIVE and prepared by Marcia Nickerson with support from Communications MDR, this highly-anticipated guide provides cultural principles, key findings from a national consultation process, and best practices for filmmakers, production companies, and funders when depicting Indigenous content on screen, and how communities can be collaborative partners.
This guide was made possible through the support of: Canada Media Fund, the National Film Board of Canada, Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada, Creative BC and the Inspirit Foundation.