Sarain Fox: Indigenous Storytelling & Reclaiming Our Voices
June 22, 2022
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
At this special event, you will have the opportunity to learn about the power of storytelling to introduce new ideas and shape our thoughts and feelings about the world. Indigenous culture tells stories and truths in empowering ways and in our digital world, there are more ways than ever to connect with others. But what happens when certain populations such as Indigenous people and people with disabilities are not represented in popular media? They tend to create and reinforce harmful stereotypes. We need to find ways to champion authentic stories of those with lived experience.
This keynote presentation will feature artist, activist and ambassador, Sarain Fox. Her screen highlights include the award-winning series RISE (Viceland), Cut-Off (Viceland) and APTN’s Future History. She has collaborated with international brands including Sephora, Canada Goose Nike N7 and Manitobah Mukluks, and she has been featured by Vogue, New York Times and Globe & Mail.
The event will be moderated by Theatania Maceda. A 15 minute question & answer period will follow the formal presentation.
Sarain Fox, Keynote Speaker
Sarain is Anishinaabe from Batchawana First Nation, just outside of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario. She is passionate about empowering Indigenous communities and amplifying their voices, especially those of the youth. She is a multifaceted artist and activist who comes from a long line of storytellers. Her mother and great aunt are the oral record keepers of the family. They have passed down ancient teachings from generations of knowledge-keepers and have raised her to be proud of her Indigenous roots. As a result, Sarain has become a powerful and vibrant voice for the Indigenous community.
She is a dancer, choreographer, stylist, activist, brand ambassador, television host and content producer. A storyteller at heart, Sarain has combined these various mediums to create a compelling social platform for amplifying the voices of her people.
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