Workshop: The Indigenous ‘Niche’ Market.

An open discussion on Indigenous women in the arts.

October 15, 2020


Presented by Dawn Setford, founder and president of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada.

Indigenous women matter; our art forms matter, our knowledge matters, our success matters. We are valuable, diverse, strong and spiritual. Most of us do not strive to be business women but we rely heavily on our art to support our families. Together, we can increase our knowledge, increase our exposure and sell more of our work.

This workshop is an introduction to a series of webinars created for Indigenous women who are exploring entrepreneurship. It is meant for home based artists – mothers, daughters and sisters who have few resources and it is meant to empower them with the knowledge that they are supported, are important, are strong and are very capable of increasing income security with just a few tips.

The goal is to seed ambition and grow community leaders that are motivated to expand their business practices to include branding, e-commerce, employment opportunities, and economic development.

Registration via ZOOM is now open for all Algonquin women!

When: Oct 15, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the Facilitator:

Dawn Setford, founder and president of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada.

Dawn Setford, Iehstóseranon:ha (she keeps the feathers), born Mary Francis is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), Wakhskare:wake (Bear Clan) whose familial territory is St.Regis/Akwesasne.

Dawn, is the founder and president of the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada (a Canada Not-for-profit Corporation and owner at Pass The Feather. Dawn has dedicated herself full time to protecting endangered Indigenous art forms works to empower the next generations of traditional Indigenous artists.

Dawn is a Feather Keeper and artist; practicing and sharing traditional bird medicines. Her extensive collection of feathers are presented in workshops where participants create talking feather bundles, personal smudge feathers and regalia fans. When she’s not sharing her feathers, Dawn is a graphic and web designer for Indigenous business and organizational branding and marketing.