ANDPVA

ANDPVA, also known as “The Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts is Canada’s oldest Indigenous arts service organization, providing support to Canadian Indigenous artists in Ontario and around the world. ANDPVA was established in 1972 and incorporated as a non-profit of the Province of Ontario in 1974. At the time, there was little activity being generated or presented in the Indigenous arts community. Indigenous people were reeling from the effects of colonization and residential boarding schools. Founder, James Howard Buller’s goal was to demonstrate the rich traditional heritage of Indigenous people and to ensure that Indigenous art was recognized as contributing to the cultural fabric of Canadian society. Throughout its more than 40-year history, ANDPVA created professional development, production, exhibition, and presentation opportunities for Indigenous artists in music, writing, storytelling, poetry, film & video, new media, theatre, dance, visual arts, traditional arts & design, fashion, and culinary arts.

It is ANDPVA’s mission to create, support and develop a self-sufficient community of Indigenous artists who preserve our traditional knowledge, advance our respective cultural identities and reflect our evolving cultural expression.” (ANDPVA.ca)

 
George Kennedy sharing his knowledge on Wampum Belts in ANDPVA’s tipi at the IRSS Legacy Event (https://irsslegacy.com)

George Kennedy sharing his knowledge on Wampum Belts in ANDPVA’s tipi at the IRSS Legacy Event (https://irsslegacy.com)

Anna Croxen and David R Maracle performing at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Anna Croxen and David R Maracle performing at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Naulaw LeDrew sharing stories and song about Inuit culture at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Naulaw LeDrew sharing stories and song about Inuit culture at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Deanna Dolson polishing her soap stone medicine wheel as part of David R Maracle’s Ancient Medicine Wheel Teaching and Workshop

Deanna Dolson polishing her soap stone medicine wheel as part of David R Maracle’s Ancient Medicine Wheel Teaching and Workshop

George Kennedy teaching school children about the history and stories of Wampum Belt Treaties in ANDPVA’s tipi at the IRSS Legacy Event (https://irsslegacy.com)

George Kennedy teaching school children about the history and stories of Wampum Belt Treaties in ANDPVA’s tipi at the IRSS Legacy Event (https://irsslegacy.com)

David Maracle’s Medicine Wheel workshop at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

David Maracle’s Medicine Wheel workshop at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Friendship Wampum Belt/ Silver Covenant Chain -representing the agreement between the Dutch, French, English and Indigenous Peoples

Friendship Wampum Belt/ Silver Covenant Chain -representing the agreement between the Dutch, French, English and Indigenous Peoples

Sage and Skye Paul in front of Skye’s Fashion line and ANDPVA’s tipi at the 2nd annual youth Pow Wow with Council Fire

Sage and Skye Paul in front of Skye’s Fashion line and ANDPVA’s tipi at the 2nd annual youth Pow Wow with Council Fire

George Kennedy lecturing about Wampum belt history at Council Fire

George Kennedy lecturing about Wampum belt history at Council Fire

Setting up for the Creation and Clan Story workshop with George Kennedy

Setting up for the Creation and Clan Story workshop with George Kennedy

Sage Paul working on beaded earrings as part of the Creation and Clan Story Workshop series

Sage Paul working on beaded earrings as part of the Creation and Clan Story Workshop series

Nanook listening to Inuit Elder Naulaw LeDrew sharing stories at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Nanook listening to Inuit Elder Naulaw LeDrew sharing stories at Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

Teddy, George, Amber, Brian, Towana, Michael, Chris, Michelle, Alice and Lynda showcasing their Two Row Wampum Belt progress after day one of Creation and Clan Story Wampum workshop with George Kennedy at Council Fire

Teddy, George, Amber, Brian, Towana, Michael, Chris, Michelle, Alice and Lynda showcasing their Two Row Wampum Belt progress after day one of Creation and Clan Story Wampum workshop with George Kennedy at Council Fire