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ReMatriate Collective

ReMatriate Collective (based in unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Nations, BC, Canada)is an Indigenous women’s art collective composed of women across Western and Northern Canada. The collective believes it is important to enable Indigenous women to control the visual representation of their identities through being active participants in the online space. Members Kelly Edzerza-Bapty, Denver Lynxleg, and Jeneen Frei-Njootli prepare the image submissions for ReMatriate in their use of social media to empower and connect Indigenous peoples, particularly women, through art interventions.

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ReMatriate Collective at 259 Lake Shore Blvd E

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

In 1978, the feminist Service, Office, and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada staged a three-year protest against Muckamuck Restaurant. The dispute allied Indigenous women workers with other labour activists, igniting a new era of accountability. Lifting a message from the strike’s picket signs, ReMatriate’s banner YOURS FOR INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY acknowledges…

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