One Who Protects a Sibling

Group Photo
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Race relations in Canada are often viewed through the prism of Indigenous/European settler binaries. ‘One Who Protects a Sibling’ seeks to shift focus to explore Indigenous and Black relations through the direct personal connections between pairs of OCAD University Indigenous and Black students (Emily Kewageshig, Star Nahwegahbo, Bert Pringle, Renee Loeza Goycochea, Adé Abegunde and Aljumaine Gayle,) as well as the project facilitators, Jason Baerg [Cree Métis] and Dori Tunstall [African American]. Each set of partners co-creates through dialogue mediated objects and/or experiences that provide deep cultural and emotional protection for each other. Through the co-designs, the design partners explore the history of Indigenous and Black relations in Canada, the shared conditions of marginalization that affect both communities, and issues of appropriation and misappropriation between the two communities. Starting with each community’s relationship to the land, the design partners speculate on future relations between Indigenous and Black communities.



Adé Abegunde, Jason Baerg, Aljumaine Gayle, Renee Loeza Goycochea, Emily Kewageshig, Star Nahwegahbo, Bert Pringle, Dori Tunstall


Fri, Jan 18, 2019 — Sun, Feb 3, 2019

Free Admission

Opening Reception: Fri, Jan 18, 6-9pm



BAND Gallery and Cultural Centre

19 Brock Avenue


Daily Hours

Image attached: One Who Protects a Sibling Project Group Portrait

Top row L to R: Dori Tunstall, Renee Loeza Goycochea, Emily Kewageshig, Star Nahwegahbo, and Jason Baerg

Bottom row L to R: Adé Abegunde, Bert Pringle, and Aljumaine Gayle

Photo credit: Brian Martin

Photo Design by Dori Tunstall


Venue & Address: 
BAND Gallery and Cultural Centre, 19 Brock Avenue
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