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Figuring the Plural – Needs and Supports of Canadian and US Ethnocultural Arts Organizations

Figuring the Plural Needs and Supports of Canadian and US Ethnocultural Arts Organizations Chapter: Indigenous Techne: Native New Media in North America

When Raven Became Spider – Book

Published by Dunlop Art Gallery Edited by Jennifer Matotek and Leena Minifie Taking its title from a body of work by Sonny Assu, depicting Spiderman in a traditional…

Personal Democracy Forum 2017

Co-presented the panel “From the Ground Up: Indigenous Mapping, Media & Storytelling” along withEmily Jacobi (Digital Democracy) and Ryan McMahon (Makoons Media Group) and Josué Rivas Foto at the Personal Democracy…

Allied Media Conference 2017

Co-presented the panel “Decolonize This! Reindigenizing Tech and Media” along with Emily Jacobi (Digital Democracy) and Ryan McMahon (Makoons Media Group), at the 19th Annual Allied Media Conference…

Art in Motion: Native American Explorations of Time, Place and Thought

Chapter:  Life as Motion, Motion as Life In the summer of 2012, the Denver Art Museum hosted a symposium titled “Art in Motion: Native American Explorations of Time,…

Media Democracy Days – Nov 7, 2015

The rapid growth of independent media has given Canadians access to a wider range of news, analysis, and opinion than one often finds in commercial, mainstream media. How…

When Raven Became Spider – Exhibition

Curated by Leena Minifie, Guest Curator Joi T. Arcand, Sonny Assu , Julianne Beaudin-Herney Shaun Beyale, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Jeffrey Veregge Taking its title from a Sonny Assu…

‘Take care of each other:’ Honouring Beau Dick’s legacy

A community is in mourning for beloved west coast artist, chief and father Beau Dick — a strong cultural leader who uplifted his people and held colonial governments…

Leena Minifie is an artist, writer, curator and media producer who is both of British and Gitxaała  decent. (Tsimshian).  Leena grew up on the Douglas Channel near her traditional home…

Media Democracy Days – Nov 8-9, 2013

This panel examined the representation of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in the news media.  With  a focus on #IdleNoMore and indigenous sovereignty, the role of alternative and independent media in…