Indigenous Dreaming ||||| A Naked Heart Festival Event

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Two-Spirited, Indigenous & Métis writers discuss the importance of identity in their creative work and reception in Canada. Facilitated by Troy Jackson.

$10 cover or FREE with a Naked Heart Festival Pass

ADAM GARNET JONES' films tell sensitive stories that often touch on little-seen experiences in the Aboriginal and Queer communities. Not content to work only in film, Adam has also distinguished himself as a television writer. He wrote scripts for the series “Cashing In” and “Mohawk Girls." Adam released his first dramatic feature-length film, Fire Song, at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. But even before the film was green-lit for production, the script for Fire Song won the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize.

GEIN WONG is an interdisciplinary director, curator, writer, composer and video artist of Asian and First Nations descent.. Her works focus on obvious things like gender, class and well as things a little less obvious, like gender, class and race. Gein creates large scale performance experiences that empower and elicit empathy.

GILES BENAWAY is of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. A Queer / Two-Spirited poet, he has often been described as the spiritual love child of Truman Capote and Thompson Highway. His first collection of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, was published by Kegedonce Press in 2013. In 2015, he was the recipient of the inaugural Speaker’s Award for a Young Author from the Speaker of the House for the Ontario Legislative. His poetry can also be found in Arc Magazine, Muskrat Magazine, Prairie Fire, and Matrix Magazine.

MAHLIKAH AWE:RI ENML'GA'T SAQAMA'SGW (Walking Woman) is an international First Nations (Haudenosaunee Mohawk/Mi'kmaw) drum talk poetic rapologist; poet, musician, hip-hop MC, arts educator, radio host, curator, the Deputy Executive of the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development in Regent Park and a 2015 inaugural Toronto Arts Council's Cultural Leaders Lab Fellow. She is a founding member of Red Slam Collective, an Indigenous hip hop movement nominated for the TD Diversity Award in 2013.
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