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Izhininjiiniwag – They Move in a Certain Way by Oasis Skateboard Factory with Chief Lady Bird, Aura and Ev Pakinewatik
June 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pmFree
Co-presented by The Bentway Conservancy and Oasis Skateboard Factory for the Indigenous Arts Festival hosted by Fort York National Historic Site.
Izhininjiiniwag- They Move in a Certain Way is an amalgamation of skateboard culture, pow wow regalia and photography. Skateboarding’s roots can be directly traced to surfing, itself an Indigenous technology. In honour of this connection, Oasis Skateboard factory students worked with artists Chief Lady Bird, Aura and Ev Pakinewatik to design and create regalia-inspired skate fashion. Challenging the stereotype of Indigenous culture as frozen in the past, the resulting photos feature Oasis Skateboard Factory’s Indigenous youth connecting their passion for skating with their pride in their identity.