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Gather Bead


March 14, 7:00pm


Presented by the Tiohtià:ke Project, BACA, SBC

Community Conversations, as a part of:

níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur

Thread, needles, and beads.

Gather, converse, and drink tea.


Gather Bead will be an opportunity to connect, create, and share with community members in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal led by Becca Taylor (Swampy Cree) and Niki Little (Ojicree).


Groups of Indigenous women still gather to bead, sew, and share stories. All of these actions continue to be forms of generative process and resistance that centre Indigenous women and community. Relationships are nourished. Embedded into the design is legacy and the transmission of cultural skill. The trace of this gathering becomes art action as evidence and research that is grounded in Indigenous knowledge and practices.


No experience necessary. Some free materials are provided (beads, thread, and cloth) or you can bring your own project.


níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, is an exhibition that extends beyond an individual practice. Through collaboration and conversation, we will explore the diverse and complex relationships sisters share. Using Indigenous ideas and exploration of this kinship to share stories, grievances, sacrifice, protest, and love. Together we become interconnected with our collective voices, layered dialogues and radical love, a political act of the determination of power within female Indigenous sovereignty and kinship. 






The Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone/Contemporary Native Art Biennial, initiated by the gallery Art Mûr in 2012, is a long-term project to recognize and support contemporary Indigenous art and artists. This recurring event, central to Montreal’s artistic scene, highlights a plurality of artistic practices that stem from Indigenous cultures across North America. Given its success over the past six years, a non-profit organization BACA has been set up to better respond to the increasing scale and popularity of the Native Art Biennial. The 2018 edition of the Biennial will be presented in different venues throughout Montreal and the surrounding area in the form of pavilions: Art Mûr Gallery, Stewart-Hall Museum, La Guilde 1906, McCord Museum and Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. The BACA curators, Niki Little and Becca Taylore, were selected through a national call for proposals as a part of the ACC-CCA’s Tiohtià:ke Project. ACC-CCA would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support through the New Chapter funding.



- Accessibility Information -

The Belgo Building and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art are wheelchair accessible. There is one wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral bathroom on SBC’s floor. The event is free and kid-friendly.

To bring forward any other accessibility needs, requests or questions please contact the gallery by phone at 514.861.9992 or by email at


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