What nourishes you?

Arts collective Native Immigrant presents Tionnhehkwen: Seeds of Life. It is all about our wish to re-connect with food and the land, and all other forms of nourishment, be it physical, mental, spiritual or emotional.

In the Fall of 2018, we will host an international beadwork exhibition called Visions of Seeds. All who apply will be accepted.

An excerpt of our exchange with Cristian Zaelzer from June 22 2017.


On June 21st 2017, all were invited to the opening, during which we had an evening immigrant tea ceremony, and ended with the inauguration of Dress #7. Participants brought an object that spoke to what nourishes them to collaborate in the co-creation of the dress.

Check our calendar below for past and upcoming activities.


Calendar of Activities

August 19 - September 2nd 2018 In partnership with NDG Arts Week
Native Immigrant exhibition: Five Years Bridging Immigrants to Indigenous Peoples
Carolina Echeverría: CULTURAL APPROPRIATION v/s CULTURAL COLLABORATION - A retrospective of her Garments for Survival, dresses for immigration (1989 - 2013). The work that inspired Native Immigrant's dressmaking.
Taís da Costa's documentary exploration exhibit
Judith Brisson's series of photographs
Martin Loft's linocut workshop to raise funds for the Wolf Pack Street Patrol
all free at Gallerie Métèque.

September 30th - October 14th 2018 Autumn Harvest
Visions of Seeds international beadwork art exhibition
Nico Williams' solo beadwork exhibition Giga-waabamin naagaj
Nico Williams' beadwork workshop
Martin Loft's linocut workshop
Susan Scott's writer's workshop
Conversational Circle: Greetings to the Newborn Child with Francis Boots and Philip Deering
Taís da Costa's documentary exploration exhibit


August 24th 2017
2pm - 7pm - Public dressmaking in collaboration with NDG Arts Week - free, all welcome
Tais Costa's video screening
all at Gallerie Métèque.

June 24th 2017
11am- 1pm - Writing Workshop with writer and editor Susan Scott at Gallerie Métèque. 
Native Immigrant’s writing workshops offer time and space apart to contemplate, to think, to dream and to remember—all in a setting graced by beautiful transgressive art. 
We would love for you to join us.

June 22nd 2017
6pm - 8pm - Conversational Circle : Creation Story Unmasked by Mohawk cultural interpreter and educator Oskenontona Philip Deering at Gallerie Métèque

OPENING | June 21st 2017
6:00am - Words Before All Else Ceremony at Place Guillaume Couture (next to Gallery Métèque) followed by a light breakfast.*
*6:00am ceremony has been cancelled.

6:00pm - Immigrant Tea Ceremony
6pm to 8pm:
Launching of Native Immigrant's 7th dress : Seeds of Life
Exhibition of NI's six dresses
Tais Costa's video screening
all at Gallerie Métèque.

RESIDENCY (June 20 - 24, 2017)
Artists, activists, writers and publishers are invited to meet Native Immigrant’s Susan Scott, during Gallery Métèque’s first writer-in-residence program, June 20 - 24, 2017. The Nonfiction Editor of The New Quarterly and Associate Creative Director of the Wild Writers Festival will be on hand to collect oral histories related to Tionnhekwen: Seeds of Life (Dress #7) and to reflect on the role of writers and writing in cultural collaboration. For more about Susan, visit: http://susanlscott.twohornedbull.ca/. For information about the residency, please email info@nativeimmigrant.com.