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 these women’s efforts and asks what sovereignty means thirty years later.

Made possible with generous support from the RBC Emerging Canadian Artist Program. 

Bio

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.

Location

  • Accessibility

    259 Lake Shore Blvd East

    Accessible entrance and washrooms
    AODA compliant building
    Accessible parking

  • Getting There

    259 Lake Shore Blvd East

    By Public Transportation: The TTC offers three bus routes – the 6, 72, and 75 – within a short walking distance of 259 Lakeshore Blvd.

    By Car:

    • Coming from the West: Follow Gardiner Expressway E to the Jarvis Street exit. Keep right and follow the signs for Lake Shore Blvd E eastbound. Turn right onto Lower Sherbourne Street, then left onto Queens Quay E, where the destination is on the left.
    • Coming from the East:Take Lake Shore Blvd E eastbound towards the downtown core. Turn left onto Parliament St, and continue onto Queens Quay E, where the destination is on the right.

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