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Thunder Bay Indigenous Fashion Week 2019

December 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until December 18, 2019

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 19, 2019

One event on December 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm

A Multifaceted Platform for Indigenous Youth and Women – Reconciliation with non-Indigenous peoplesĀ 

Reconciliation is about forging new relationships while building trust and respect. It’s a process, not something that can be measured over time. Reconciliation is also about recognizing that Indigenous women and youths, particularly those positioned in Northern Ontario do not have access to the same resources and opportunities as their urban counterparts. Very little is known about the best and brightest of these remote fly-in only communities, especially when it comes to artistic creation, sewing, beading and designing. For these reasons and so many more, SDNR for First Nations (an organization created at York University and the Schulich School of Business) decided to launch the Thunder Bay Indigenous Fashion Week 2019.

Although the event is geared to provide opportunities for many of the Indigenous youths and women from Thunder Bay and the surrounding remote isolated First Nations communities, everyone is welcome!

As part of a movement to create opportunities for Indigenous women and youths, the week’s activities will include a networking event, workshops, as well as a marketplace; And the week will wrap with a final Indigenous Runway show which will take place at the Agora Circle.

The week will begin with an interactive lecture by Indigenous Ph.d scholar Charlene Lindsay which will be held on December 17th, 2019 at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law (Lakehead University) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Workshops such as Dress Making, Beading, Designing and various other Cultural activities will be combined with opportunities to learn more about the “Revitalization” of Indigenous fashion, arts and languages. These events will be held on December 18th at the Agora complex from 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

The Indigenous runway show will feature some of the most eclectic Designers, Artists and fashionista’s from many of the remote fly-in only First Nation communities and will also be held at the Agora complex from 12:00pm -6:00pm on December 19th, 2019.

The week’s activities will wrap up with a final photo session, social media collaboration and final farewells on December 20th, 2019.



December 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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