Bead In with Mushkiiki Nibi Kwe (Lindsey Lickers) July 1st, 12-4pm | FREE to the public

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Bead In with Mushkiiki Nibi Kwe (Lindsey Lickers)
July 1st, 12-4pm | FREE to the public 

We are all treaty people, but how many of us see this reflected in our day to day life and what does it actually mean? Drop in to discuss Indigenous approaches to nationhood, and see the creation of contemporary beadwork rooted in Indigenous tradition.

This is a free event - just show up! :)
Likely is not a scent-free space.
We have an accessibility ramp to enter our main floor space, but our washrooms are located downstairs.

Lindsey's beadwork and paintings will also be displayed and available for purchase in our shop window for the week. As always, we have a selection of Lindsey's work available now as well.

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Lindsey Lickers
‘Medicine Water Woman’

Lindsey is a Haudenosaune/ Anishinaabe multi-media artist, facilitator, Indigenous community advocate originally from Six Nations of the Grand River with ancestral roots to the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation. Artistically she specializes in contemporary painting, beading, and leatherwork. Lindsey is also an arts and culture facilitator, with expertise in Indigenous governance, and not-for-profit program and community development. Her traditional name is ‘Mushkiiki Nibi Kwe’, which translates to ‘Medicine Water Woman’ and she is of the turtle clan.

She is a graduate of OCAD University and has sat on a number of community advisory boards and committees in the Toronto area over the last 10 years. She is currently the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) serving her second term, an Indigenous Representative (Ontario) for the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society’s (IRIS) –National Committee for addressing Violence Against Women, and Indigenous Representative on the Toronto Counter Human Trafficking Network Committee (TCHTN).

In the past she has supported Birch Hill Equity Partner’s Indigenous youth employment initiative entitled ‘Our Children’s Medicine’, has been a sessional Indigenous Visual Arts instructor for Six Nations Polytechnic, and an Indigenous advisor for both Art Starts and C.I.V.I.X. Lindsey also volunteers her time to support local community organizations, as well as knowledge keepers and elders, in program, community and grant development.

Lindsey also passionately continues her commitment to the arts through her own practice and contributing to organizations like the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council as a juror. In late 2017 she was shortlisted and awarded a public arts project for the Region of Waterloo and will be creating a permanent public instillation for the Block Line –LRT stop that will highlight Indigenous storytelling and the importance of authentic stewardship of the land.

Lindsey is currently the Trauma Support Manager at Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto and is the Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison for Toronto-GTA. When not entrenched in professional commitments she can be found supporting the community as an Oshkaabewis, or watching her favourite Haudenosaunee sport lacrosse-the Creator’s Game.