Sky Woman painting by Chief Lady Bird and Aura with Mural Routes (Narrative Drive/Ryerson University)
The inaugural ‘Fashioning Reconciliation’ lecture and panel event is held, a conversation about Truth & Reconciliation, Cultural Appropriation, and Indigenizing the Fashion Industry. Featured speakers are Cree/Métis fashion designer Angela DeMontigny and Sage Paul, founder of Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator.
Angela DeMontigny and Sage Paul are invited by the High Commission of Canada to travel to South Africa and showcase Indigenous design, and to London’s Canada House to conduct a workshop on traditional Indigenous beadwork techniques.
Angela DeMontigny launches the Ontario Fashion Exchange to connect and strengthen the fashion design industry across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
Sage Paul Launches Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.
Fashioning Reconciliation 2 features Jessica Lea Fleming and Jasmine Glaw of the Sweetgrass Sisters Collective, Jodi Lynn Maracle, a Kanien’keha:ka mother, artist, craftswoman and scholar-activist, and J’net Ayaywayaksheelth, a nuu-chah-nulth textile artist and Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Angela DeMontigny and Riley Kucheran relaunch a Canadian Council of Indigenous Designers to advocate for the Indigenous Design Industry.
The inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto is held from May 31st to June 3rd.