imagineNATIVE is a leader in the creation of innovative publications focused on Indigenous media arts, including our first book Coded Territories: Tracing Indigenous Pathways in New Media Art and our first report Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective. Click below for more information and for publication PDFs. We are in the early stages of development on future publications. Please contact us for more information.  


Each year, imagineNATIVE presents an exhibition of Indigenous artists, curated by a Canadian Indigenous curator. As part of these exhibitions, the curator writes a critical essay; click on the images below for a PDF version of the exhibition pamphlet which features the essay. These essays are copyright of its authors; for permission to reprint any of this content (in whole or in part), please contact us. 

  • Wairua (2016), Essay by Fiona P. McDonald
  • Material Experiments (2015), Essay by Danielle Printup
  • I:ke - I have motion (2014), Essay by Lee-Ann Martin
  • Lovesick Child (2013), Essay by Elwood Jimmy
  • Concealed Geographies (2012), Essay by Julie Nagam & Suzanne Morrissette
  • Wbomsawinno: Les estampes de/The Prints of Alanis Obomsawin (2012), Essay by France Gros-Louis Morin
  • S-O-S3 (signals of survival) (2011), Essay by Cheryl L'Hirondelle
  • Vital to the General Public Welfare (2011), Essay by Steven Loft
  • RE:counting coup (2010), Essay by Cheryl L'Hirondelle
  • Resistance is Fertile (2010), Essay by Steven Loft
  • Codetalkers of the Digital Divide (2009), Essay by Cheryl L'Hirondelle
  • HOW: Engagements with the Hollywood Indian (2008), Essay by Ryan Rice
  • Wagon Burner, This! Princess Moonrider That! (2006), Essay by Richard William Hill
  • Petroglyphs in Motion (2005), Essay by Kerry Swanson


imagineNATIVE's Festival Catalogues can be downloaded here.