Join us virtually for a conversation between KC Adams, the artist of Gage’gajiiwaan, and Aimée Craft, Indigenous lawyer, water protector, and Professor at University of Ottawa. They will discuss their work towards decolonizing relationships to water and protecting sacred Nibi (water). This conversation is part of the related programming of Gage’gajiiwaan, a solo exhibition by Cree-Ojibway artist, KC Adams.
This is a virtual event and will be livestreamed on Thursday, May 21st at 2 pm CT on the AGSM Facebook pageWatch the recorded talk here
Aimée Craft is an Indigenous lawyer (Anishinaabe-Métis), an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Common law, University of Ottawa. Her expertise is in Anishinaabe and Canadian Aboriginal law. Professor Craft is one of the lead researchers on Water sustainability and indigenous laws (SSHRC Partnership Grant) and on hydro-impacted communities in Northern Manitoba (SSHRC Partnership Grant). Since 2013, Craft has led research on Anishinaabe water law (SSHRC Partnership Development Grant) and helped organize the Nibi Gathering for water teachings in the Whiteshell.
KC AdamsKC Adams (Cree, Ojibway) is a Winnipeg-based artist who graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in studio arts. Adams has had several solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and been in three biennales including the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. Adams participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Parramatta Arts Gallery in Australia. Her work is in many permanent collections nationally and internationally. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and four trees from Birch Bark Ltd, are in the collection of the Canadian Consulate of Australia, NSW.