Opening Remarks

Wed Oct 20 9:00 – 9:30 PDT
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Welcome to the 2021 Online Conference of the UAAC.

Please join us for opening remarks by Elder Catherine Tammaro and UAAC President Benedict Fullalove.

Catherine Tammaro was born in Toronto and raised in Toronto and the US. She has a 50-year history of multidisciplinary art making. Her multi-media works have been exhibited in traditional and alternative gallery spaces and her written works and musical compositions have been published in various blogs and installations. She is a seated Little/Spotted Turtle Clan FaithKeeper, and a citizen of the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation/Wendat Confederacy. Catherine is Akin Studio’s premiere Indigenous Elder Artist in Residence, is the Elder for the Toronto Indigenous Business Association and an Elder for Ojibiikaan; the Visiting Elder at OCADU, Elder in Residence at Evergreen Brickworks, and one of two at Taiaiako:n Historial Preservation Society. She also served on the Council at the Children’s Peace Theatre for two years. She is the Program Manager for the Indigenous Arts Program at the Toronto Arts Council and is working with many agencies and on many projects city-wide and beyond, to advise and facilitate art making/teaching workshops, as well as maintaining her own art practise regarding spiritual and ever-changing realities as they pertain to our connection to the sacred multiverse.