Speakers include: Patrick Dean Hubbell, Corrine Hunt and Skeena Reece. More details to be announced.

Patrick Dean Hubbell is Dine’ (Navajo). He is originally from Navajo, New Mexico, located near the Northeast region of the Arizona/New Mexico border of the Navajo Nation. After he received his Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing at the Arizona State University, Patrick Dean Hubbell moved back to his family tribal land where he resides and works near Window Rock, Arizona which is the capital of Navajo Nation. Working primarily in acrylic and often in oils, the artist finds inspiration in everything surrounding landscape and various themes rooted in the correlation in his Native American traditions and contemporary lifestyle.

Corrine Hunt, also known as Nugwam Gelatleg’lees, is an Kwakwaka’wakw/Tlingit artist, carver, jeweller and designer based in British Columbia, Canada. A member of the Raven Gwa’wina clan from Ts’akis, a Komoyue village on Vancouver Island, Corrine’s rich family history includes internationally renowned First Nations artists Henry, Richard and Tony Hunt, all of whom have influenced her art. Uncle Norman Brotchie was also an early teacher and mentor. Corrine too has mentored First Nations and other artists and continues to be a strong and vocal supporter of the arts in British Columbia. Corrine’s works include engraved gold and silver jewelry and accessories, custom furnishings in carved stainless steel and reclaimed wood, modern totem poles and other sculptural installations.

Skeena Reece
is a Tsimshian/Gitksan and Cree artist based on the West Coast of British Columbia. She has gained national profile in recent years as one of the talents in “Beat Nation,” a touring exhibition on hip-hop and Aboriginal communities. Her multidisciplinary practice includes performance art, spoken word, humor, “sacred clowning,” writing, music, video and visual art. She studied Media Arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and in 2010 she performed at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia.

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