Tkaronto Music Festival 2021 Marketplace
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Tkaronto Music Festival 2021 Marketplace Vendors
Born in the North
Born in the North is the design duo consisting of twin brothers Christopher and Gregory Mitchell.They are multidisciplinary artists whose work is inspired by their Mi’kmaq ancestry and Canadian upbringing. Christopher and Gregory started doing freelance graphic design while attending college in Brooklyn, New York. After moving back to Canada, the brothers started designing clothing and opened an online shop.
Wejiskwijinuit Oqwatnuk na telitasik ta’n tapusijik kope’jk l’pa’tujk Christopher aq Gregory Mitchell. Pukwelkik na mawlukutite’wk ta’n lukaqnm ta’n mekite’tasik ta’n wetakutkwen ta’n sa’q eymu’ltipni’k aq ta’n Kanatateli-tlamsitasit. Christopher aq Gregory poqji lukwatu’tip Freelance ta’n teli ankaptasik telwikasik koqowey ta’n tujiw elien aq ekina’masin(college) Brooklyn, New York. Ta’n tujiw apajuksinKanata na ta’n wijikitijik l’patujk poqji l’tu’tistapsun aq panta’tu’sin malsano’kom ta’n kisiankaptitisk Kamplu’tliktuk. Wejiskwijinuis Oqwatnuk na nike’ eltoq aq metui’sketoq pukwelkkoqowey kutey, skusuneweykoqoweyel’toq,tapsun, aq ta’n sa’q kisitasikmnl amalwi’kasikl.
Bruno Henry Designs
Originally from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario and now living in Toronto. Bruno was a resident of Wiikwemikoong First Nation, nestled on the largest freshwater island in the world-Manitoulin Island Ontario, This is where he was inspired and worked on his creativity that brings his designs he known for today. Bruno Henry continues to bring his artistic visions to life through photography, jewelry designs, clothing designs and other various works of art.
Nawatiin Kwe means Calm Water Woman, she Indigenous from Manitoulin Island and an entrepreneur who has worked in the Indigenous community as a frontline worker over the last fifteen years. Candace’s Catering was born out of a lifelong passion for food and has become another way to serve my community. She has catered for work events, ceremonies and community events all throughout Toronto.
Wellness plays an important role in her life and she wanted to share this knowledge with others. With this, she began offering Cedar Tea Kits to help others on their journey to wellness. My desire is to make this beautiful medicine more accessible to all in the community and provide wellness for people that are in need of detoxification, nourishment, immune support.
Canadace’s dream is to travel North America and beyond to build relationships with communities, gain knowledge about food, plants and medicines and share these stories and knowledge with the world.
She is excited to share her journey with you as Candace’s Catering evolves and grows. She is so grateful for your support, Miigwetch (thank you)!
Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is an Indigenous Artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg) located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River. Jay creates art under the name Chippewar which represents the hostile relationship that Canada’s native people’s have with the government of the land they have resided in since their creation. Chippewar is also a reminder of the importance of the traditional warrior role that exists in Indigenous cultures across North America that survives into the present day. In addition to painting, Jay is a clothing designer, spending spring through fall on the powwow trail showcasing his art and apparel.
Cedar Kwe Creations
Candice Jacko is the creator behind Cedar Kwe Creations. Candice is Odawa/Potawatomi from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and Welsh. She was born and raised in Tkaronto and is a mother of two. She learned how to bead from a good childhood friend years ago and picked it up again soon after the pandemic started. Candice is also committed to land based learning, Indigenous seed saving and is often inspired by the beauty of the land, sky and stars in her creations.
Facebook: Cedar Kwe Creations
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Creating Awareness one Ribbon at a Time
Natalie is a single mom of 3 and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) at the age of 14 and re-diagnosed at 16 (a rare form of cancer in children of that age group). She had to undergo countless surgeries, chemotherapy & radiation therapy.
After treatment she decided that she wanted to help raise awareness through her crafts. In 2010 she attended a Prenatal Program @ Toronto Council Fire, there she learned how to bead, make moccasins, dream catchers and more that we are pleased to highlight at Tkaronto Music Festival Marketplace.
Emily Gaudet Dick
Emily Gaudet is a young Anishinaabe and Mushkegowuk Cree artist, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She began beading at age 10 and enjoys providing beautiful things, for beautiful people
Facebook: Emily Gaudet Dick
Justin Kewaquado is an Anishinaabe self-taught artist from Shawanaga First Nation. Justin creates visual, and digital-art inspired by the wonders of the natural and spiritual world.
Facebook: Keyewiis Art
Samantha McCue is Anishinaabe from Curve Lake First Nation and the owner of Mias Claws.
She is a visual artist and has transferred some of those skills to create hand-made, custom fit and designed press-on nails. Visit Samantha’s Mias Claws site directly to order or visit Tkaronto Music Festival on shopify to purchase art.
Orchid & Cedar
Orchid & Cedar was formed in 2018 by Shelby Johnson and Amye Annett-Werner. In the early days they focused on Semi-Precious Gemstones, Hazelwood, and Baltic Amber. Wampum was added soon after as a way to bring their work back to their Haudenosaunee roots through a modern design. In 2020, they added antler & beadwork. Each piece they created is done with a good mind, handcrafted from the heart and smudged prior to packaging.
Shelby Johnson is a Mohawk Bear from the Six Nations or the Grand River Territory. She is one of the founders of The Offering Box. She is a mother of 4 children and works part-time in the Six Nations Community.
Amye Annett-Werner is a Cayuga Wolf from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. In addition to Orchid & Cedar she has a small beading business Live and Adore Beads and if one of the founders of The Offering Box. She is a mother of 2 children and works full time in the Six Nations Community.
Wild Wear Textile Art
J’net Ayayqwayaksheelth (One who gives away and still stands tall) is from the Nuu- chah-nulth homelands on Vancouver Island and is a descendant of whale hunters and cedar bark weavers. J’net is also an emerging textile artist and milliner who uses art as a vital way to retain and sustain oral traditions on contemporary re-cultured clothing.