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Elder Dave Courchene Jr. 

KC Adams

Jade Harper

Dr. Fyre Jean Graveline

Dr. Niigaan James Sinclair




Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy (WHEAT) Institute




University of Winnipeg – Faculty of Education

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

William James College

Tamalpa Institute

Sofia University

Meridian University College

Lesely University


  • Decolonizing through the Arts pre-conference workshop

  • Pre-conference sessions

  • Conference sessions

  • Events: Theatre of the Imagination, Global Voices: Sacred Stories, Tomson Highway & friends at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Honouring our Elders

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12th Biennial International Conference

Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts



Transformation, Social Justice and Social Change – Globally and Locally

October 4-8, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada





















VIDEO (please click to play): 



The Written Summary of the Event from the Conference Co-chairs: 

More about the Programs, please refer to the below pdf file: 

Opening our Hearts - The power of Spirit and Sacred Law in Indigenous Teachings with Brian McLeod and Diana Justl

Kathara Canada and Butterflies in Spirit Open the conference acknowledging the efforts and ongoing struggles of reconciliation by honouring Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Canada

Kathara Indigenous Pilipino Arts Collective and Butterflies in Spirit group performing at the Global Voices: Sacred Stories event held Thursday October 5, 2018 (they were at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art studio)

IEATA Conference 2017 Finale with Rosario Sammartino of Tamalpa Institute

Goodbye until next time!

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