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Otahpiaaki

All are invited to engage with diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis creative champions whose work is inspired by ancestors, traditions, language, land, and culture. Their talents, creativity, and traditional knowledge blend with contemporary practice in highly engaging fashion, street wear, digital works, film, and animation projects.

All events and workshops for Otahpiaaki Fashion Week take place September 18th - Sepember 23rd. On three separate nights, we will be featuring three unique and exciting showcases; a Truth-themed showcase, a Youth-themed showcase, and a Reconciliation-themed showcase.

  • Status:
    Artist Collective, Non-profit, Project 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Youth 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Alberta 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Fashion Runways 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    All artists involved are Indigenous artists and designers from 15 nations. Otahpiaaki invites all, Indigenous and non-Indigenous to celebrate Indigenous beauty, fashion, and design. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    Otahpiaaki is a social innovation project based at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. Each year, Otahpiaaki hosts our Indigenous Beauty, Fashion and Design Week, featuring some of our region's most inspiring Indigenous artists, designers, and creatives. We believe that the work of reconciliation is for neighbours and that important conversations and teachings can be shared through creative and artistic practices. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Patti, Derbyshire 
  • Main Contact Email:
    patti@otahpiaaki.com 
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  • Address:
    4825 Mt Royal Gate S.W.
    Calgary, AB  T3E 6K6 

Last updated on 2017-09-27 16:52:33. Submitted by: Otahpiaaki