33 Designers & ARTISTS.18 Nations.
3 Runways. 9 PERFORMANCES.

Otahpiaaki 2018: Indigenous Beauty, Fashion, and Design Week, is one of six Otahpiaaki projects created at Mount Royal University. This year’s theme is Pride and Protest and features an inspiring Nation-to-Nation exchange among Indigenous artists, designers, and creatives and audiences in and around Mohkinstsis. We believe that the work of reconciliation is for neighbours and that important conversations and teachings can be shared through creative and artistic practices.

This year we have partnered with Atlantic Avenue Arts Block and Espy Experience in Historic Inglewood. We are excited to have our designer/artists and vendor pop-ups located in Espy Experience for the duration of the three showcases, as well as host our Friday night show.

 

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Thursday 7pm

Performance: Status Savage

Brenda Lee Asp

Carol Mason

Jesse Gouchey

Karli Crowshoe

Sage Paul

Sammy Jo Bird

Tala Tootoosis

Tobi Davis Eagle Speaker

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Friday 7pm

Performance: JB The First Lady

Brandi Morin

Carol Mason

Catherine Blackburn

Derek Jagodzinsky

Jaymie Campbell

Karli Crowshoe

Sammy Jo Bird

Serene Weasel Traveller

Shana Pasapa

Tala Tootoosis

Tobi Davis Eagle Speaker

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Saturday 7pm

Performance: Moe Clark

Performance: Naataanii Means

Angel Aubichon/ Alex Manitopyes

Carol Mason

Heather Crowshoe

Helen Oro

Jamie Medicine Crane

Jaymie Campbell

Justin Louis

Sage Paul

 
This is about Indigenous artists becoming economic leaders in Canadian Society. This is about Indigenous artists becoming their own and owning what’s theirs.
This is about activism and reconciliation.
— Spirit River Striped Wolf (Piikani Nation)
 
  Featured:   Luxx Ready-to-Wear   Photo: Inner Sense Pictures

Featured: Luxx Ready-to-Wear
Photo: Inner Sense Pictures

  Featured: Brenda Lee Asp Photo: Marshall Dunnet Photography

Featured: Brenda Lee Asp
Photo: Marshall Dunnet Photography

  Featured: Jamie Medicine Crane Earrings: Donna Peeteetuce Photo: Vian Esterhuizen

Featured: Jamie Medicine Crane Earrings: Donna Peeteetuce
Photo: Vian Esterhuizen