Wanda Nanibush

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Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator, community animator/organizer, and arts consultant from Beausoleil First Nation.  Recently, Nanibush was Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery where her exhibition KWE: The work of Rebecca Belmore was up from May 15 to August 9, 2014. She was the 2013 Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at University of Toronto. Wanda Nanibush is currently working with the Art Gallery Ontario, curating independently, doing a PhD, and teaching graduate courses. She has published in many places including the books Women in a Globalizing World: Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years since the Blockades and co-edited York University’s InTensions journal on The Resurgence of Indigenous Women’s Knowledge and Resistance in Relation to Land and Territoriality, as well as catalogue essays on Jeff Thomas, Adrian Stimson, Rebecca Belmore and more. Nanibush has over twenty years arts sector experience through working for many media arts organizations, such as, ImagineNATIVE, LIFT, Optic Nerve Film Festival, Reframe Film Festival, and other arts organizations like Ontario Arts Council, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and ANDPVA in the roles of programmer, festival coordinator, Aboriginal Arts Officer and Executive Director.

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