Indigenous Water Protocols: Water Relations

Wednesday, October 13th at 3:30pm-5pm ET at Future Cities Canada: The Summit


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Indigenous Water Protocols: Water Relations

Wednesday, October 13th at 3:30pm-5pm ET at The Summit

Tune into Future Cities Canada: The Summit, for Indigenous Water Protocols: Water Relations, a conversation focused around the creation of protocols for how we might create art—including public art—in relation to the water.

What are Indigenous-led protocols in working with and alongside water?

What are the protocols of water itself?

In collaboration with Evergreen, curator Candice Hopkins will lead a conversation with five participating artists: Susan Blight, Bonnie Devine, Ange Loft, Dolleen Manning and Lisa Myers, exploring ideas of kinship with waterways. Building upon existing discussions on Indigenous public art in new areas, this talk will consider shared responsibilities on Indigenous territories in relation to ancient lakes, rivers and coastlines, and how this work may differ from other land-based practices.

Water Relations is the first discussion for Indigenous Water Protocols, a series of online talks in 2021 and 2022 in partnership with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia. This conversation is generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts and ArtworxTO and The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.


Susan Blight, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts & Science, OCAD University

Bonnie Devine, Associate Professor Emerita, OCAD University

Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator, Toronto Biennial of Art and Executive Director, Forge Project

Ange Loft, Interdisciplinary Performing Artist and Initiator

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Assistant Professor, Queen’s National Scholar, Anishinaabe Knowledge, Language Culture, Queen’s University

Lisa Myers, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University


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Live at Evergreen Brick Works, October 10
Evergreen’s Cultural Performing Arts Series presents: Sarah Thawer Trio


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Sarah Thawer Trio

Live at Koerner Gardens, Evergreen Brick Works, October 10, 2021
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Evergreen’s Cultural Performing Arts Series is excited to welcome the Sarah Thawer Trio, live at Evergreen Brick Works on October 10, 2021. Sarah Thawer is a world-renowned drummer and recording artist based in Toronto, Canada. She started playing drums at age 2 and her first stage performance was at age 5. Sarah is currently working internationally with different artists and musicians, as well as solo and with her own band. She is also known for being a versatile musician, playing a wide range of genres from jazz and fusion to Indian/world, funk, R&B and hip hop. Sarah has performed and worked with various artists including Jacob Collier, Steve Vai, George Watsky, Sheila E., Jon Batiste, A.R. Rahman, Nicholas Payton, Nigel Hall, Myron McKinley, Sekou Bunch, Mark Lettieri, Tegan and Sara, Char (Hisato Takenaka) and Osman Mir.

Joining Sarah Thawer (drums/band leader) are Caleb Klager (electric bass) and Ewen Farncombe (keyboards).

This event is made possible through the generous support of Bank of America

Covid Safety:
COVID-19 screening, contract tracing, and proof of vaccination are required upon entry and masks are to be worn at the event. All attendees must show their vaccination status along with photo ID to enter Koerner Gardens, an indoor venue.

Date & Time
October 10, 2021, 1pm-3pm

Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON
Koerner Gardens
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

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