Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her new media projects have been widely presented in major exhibitions such as Now? NOW! at Denver’s Biennial of the Americas. Born in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, she holds a BFA from Concordia University. She co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures.
Dylan Miner is a Wiisaakodewinini artist, activist, and scholar. He is the author of Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island. His project Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) is on view in Sweden and his solo exhibition Michif–Michin (the people, the medicine) opens Summer 2016 in Vancouver.
Waira Nina Jacanamijoy Mutumbajoy
Julieta Paredes Carvajal is an urban Aymara woman and is a poet, singer-songwriter, author, and graffiti-artist. She is a part of Women Creating Community and, together with the Assembly of Communitarian Feminism, created a current of thought and action called Communitarian Feminism, bringing together women throughout the continent.
Maribel Mora Curriao (Panguipulli, 1970). She is co-author of El Pozo Negro y Otros Relatos Mapuches and Perrimontun. Her poetry appears in the anthologies Epu Mari Ülkantufe ta Fachantu / 20 poetas mapuche contemporáneos and La Memoria Iluminada: antología de poesía mapuche contemporánea. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis in American Studies at Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Francisco Huichaqueo is a visual artist, film maker and professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Chile. He is currently featured at the First Nations International Film Festival in Valdivia, Chile. His work explores the social, historical, and cultural landscape and worldviews concerning his mapuche lineage.