Tannis Nielsen - Currently living in Kelowna and teachs at UBC-O.
As an Indigenous artist/academic, I have fifteen years of experience in the arts, cultural and community sectors and eight years teaching practice at the post secondary level. My arts/academic practice embodies a fourth world, First voice, ecologically based consciousness.
Dwayne Bird, founding partner of Modern Clan has come up with posters intended to complement the Idle No More protests currently taking place in Canada and spreading to other parts of the globe. Dwayne is always working to steadily progress the advancement and storytelling of Aboriginal people through the digital medium. Dwayne thrives on being diverse and talented in all sections of the multimedia industry.Read more
Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC in 1972 and named Na̱gedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Andy has also had the honour of being seated with the ‘Na̱mg̱is T̓sit̓sa̱ł'walag̱a̱me' name of Ḵ̓wa̱mxa̱laga̱lis I'nis. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw First Nations. In this regard, Andy has pursued avenues where he can sing traditional songs and perform ceremonial dances at potlatches and in a number of different dance groups, most notably the Le-La-La Dancers, the Gwa'wina Dancers and the K’umugwe Dancers.Read more
Aaron Paquette is one of Canadaʼs premiere First Nations artists.
He is a painter, writer, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.
He is also a political commentator, film production designer, goldsmith and cathedral stained glass artist.Read more