Cheryl Trudeau

2019 Program Artist

Cheryl K. Trudeau is an Anishinabe CIS woman registered with Sagamok Anishinawbek First Nation, whose parentage comes from Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Cheryl is an artist born and raised in Toronto, ON.

As a child, she drew constantly. As an adolescent, she found her forte in fabric arts. Cheryl has been sewing since high school. She attended Toronto’s George Brown College for Fashion Arts. As a young adult Cheryl’s life assessment took her on the path of self-recovery of her First Nation identity through further educational pursuit. This second venture into post secondary education was
a successful, graduating with honours from the Georgian College of Applied Arts & Technology Native Community & Social Development diploma program in Barrie, ON.

Cheryl is devoted to the design and creation of unique, handmade garments, which combine contemporary elements with traditional Aboriginal regalia. Cheryl is committed to continual sharing and learning of Aboriginal cultures, heritages, traditions and protocols.


Haruko Okano: Six Chairs in a Circle

In Six Chairs in a Circle, artist Haruko Okano invites Ayumi Goto, Cheryl Trudeau, Elwood Jimmy, and Peter Morin to explore ideas of collectivity based on desire, love, relation-building, empathy, collaboration, and generosity. Learning from human and non-human living networks and systems, each practitioner shares knowledge, experience, and methods of gathering through differences and conflicted narratives deriving from the complexities of sharing an intercultural landscape. By […]