Patricia is Cree and a member of the As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation. After 17 years of working at various bookstores and non-profits, she was inspired to establish her own not-for-profit with long-term goals of uplifting the voices and creative practices of underrepresented artists, authors and creatives. Patricia is dedicated to ensuring artists are fairly compensated for their work, and strongly believes art and books connect us to our humanity.
Emily Dundas Oke
Emily is a Nehiyaw, Métis, Scottish and English interdisciplinary artist and curator. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, she has exhibited nationally and internationally. Emily has been an artist in residence in such places as Nida Art Colony and Access Gallery, among others. She is currently organizer and co-curator of the Indigenous Brilliance reading and performance series and has held positions at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and the Kamloops Art Gallery.