After seeing a lot of Indigenous artists in Toronto sell their artwork on the street for much less than what it’s worth, a couple plan to open a gallery to feature those artists.
Brianna Olson-Pitawanakwat, who is Anishinaabe from Wikwemikong, Ont., and her partner Nanook Gordon, who is Inuvialuk from Inuvik, N.W.T., have been raising funds to open Native Arts Society, an art gallery and studio space.
During the pandemic Gordon founded Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction, an initiative that focuses on helping people living in encampments, those struggling with substance use and people who have barriers to accessing social services. It was through this volunteer work that sparked the idea to create the gallery.
Read the full article here (via CBC)